Written Question on UK Border Force: Staff

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Date Title Questioner
8 Aug 2017, 1:53 p.m. UK Border Force: Staff David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many intelligence personnel were employed by Border Force in each year since 2010.

Answer (Brandon Lewis)

The Immigration Intelligence Receipt, Evaluation and Development (RED) teams were created in 2015 and are a national command. Staff in post in RED teams as of March 2016 and March 2017 (FTE) was 56 and 63 split across four locations.

For Border Force capabilities, this Government has ensured that sufficient resources are available to ensure the security of the border is not compromised. Security of the border cannot be simply measured by numbers of staff. Border Force uses a sophisticated combination of experienced officers, intelligence, data, technology and partnership working. Border Force resources are reviewed on a regular basis as part of the wider Border Force business planning process which is led by the Director General of Border Force.

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