To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the number of dependents of Border Force staff for whom her Department provided financial support for education fees in school years (a) 2009-10, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2019-20; and how many dependents of Border Force staff will be covered by such support in the 2022-23 school year.
Prior to 2017, Border Force did not hold the required data in an easily accessible format for information relating to costs and the number of dependants of Border Force staff.
No specific budget is set as the costs incurred will vary from year to year. This is dependent on the variance of fees and can also change according to the number of staff that are deployed and the number of their dependants.
All Government guidelines are followed in relation to any deployments of staff overseas.