UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

Home Office written question – answered on 13th May 2019.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Independent, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decision makers are employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull.

Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Independent, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what proportion of Asylum Decision Makers are employed on permanent contracts.

Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Independent, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Asylum Decision Makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Independent, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decision maker posts are currently vacant.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

As of week ending 10 May 2019, the number of asylum decision makers that are currently employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull are:

Bootle 113.76 FTE

Croydon 69.40 FTE

Leeds 54.37 FTE

Liverpool 57.66 FTE

Newcastle 32.64 FTE

Solihull 34.16 FTE

Total 362.00 FTE

Additionally, the Home Office currently employs 171.40 FTE decision makers in other locations; a total of 533.40 FTE. Of the 533.40 FTE are employed, 532.40 FTE are on permanent contracts and 1.00 FTE is employed on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) contract. The Home Office is currently recruiting and working towards 632.00 FTE asylum decision makers.

The Home Office is unable to report how many asylum decision makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.

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