Animal and Plant Health Agency

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Plant Health Inspectors have been stationed at (a) Heathrow and (b) Manchester airports in each year since 2010.

Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vacancies there are for Plant Health Inspectors at (a) Heathrow and (b) Manchester airports.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are unable to provide data from 2010 as records only go back to 2014 with the formation of the Animal & Plant Health Agency.

Manchester Airport

Date/Year

Plant Health Inspectors

2014

2

2015

2

2016

2

2017

3

2018

6

Heathrow Airport

Date/Year

Plant Health Inspectors

2014

22

2015

24

2016

22

2017

24

2018

22

There are currently no vacancies in the Plant Health and Seeds team based at Manchester airport. There are currently 5 vacancies in the equivalent team based at Heathrow. A recruitment process to fill the vacancies is currently being undertaken.

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