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Customs Officers: Recruitment

Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs spent on employing customs officers in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. [174523]

Jane Kennedy: There is no separate group of staff identified as "customs officers". The staff costs for the former Customs and Excise are shown in the following table for 2000-01 to 2004-05.

£000

2000-01

599,744

2001-02

623,678

2002-03

651,160

2003-04

688,440

2004-05

728,444


Following the merger with the former Inland Revenue, the total staff costs for HM Revenue and Customs (but excluding the Valuation Office Agency) for 2005-06 and 2006-07 were as follows:

£000

2005-06

2,655,374

2006-07

2,701,800


Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many customs officers were recruited by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. [174524]

Jane Kennedy: The numbers of staff recruited by HM Customs and Excise yearly between 1 April 2000 and 31 March 2005 are shown in the following table, as are the numbers of staff recruited by HM Revenue and Customs since 1 April 2005. After 1 April 2005, no statistics are available for HM Customs and Excise as a separate Department.


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Entrants

2000-01

1,272

2001-02

995

2002-03

1,394

2003-04

1,344

2004-05

1,341

2005-06

6,586

2006-07

5,725


Data Protection: Complaints

Mr. Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs have received in the last 12 months from tax credit claimants claiming they have been victims of identity theft. [168052]

Jane Kennedy [holding answer 26 November 2007]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) on 27 March 2007, Official Report, column 1516W.

Departmental Data Protection

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of disks containing data protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 that have been sent to other agencies of his Department in the last two years, broken down by (a) mode and classification of delivery and (b) carrier. [168789]

Jane Kennedy [holding answer 27 November 2007]: This information is not available and could be collated only at a disproportionate cost.

On 20 November the Chancellor announced an independent review of HMRC's data handling procedures to be conducted by Kieran Poynter, the Chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The full terms of reference for that review are available on the HM Treasury website at:

and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House.


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Employment

Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of (a) UK and (b) non-UK nationals in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time work in the UK in each year since 1997. [173916]

Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 17 December 2007:


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Working age population( 1) , in full-time and part-time employment and in employment rate( 2) , by country of birth—United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted, April-June 1997 to 2007
Thousand, except where indicated
UK total( 3) UK-born Foreign born
Level Percentage Level Percentage Level Percentage

1997

Full-Time

19,419

76

17,944

76

1,474

77

Part-Time

6,121

24

5,692

24

429

23

In Employment(4)

25,544

100

23,638

100

1,904

100

1999

Full-Time

19,829

76

18,273

76

1,555

78

Part-Time

6,226

24

5,779

24

447

22

In Employment(4)

26,060

100

24,056

100

2,003

100

2001

Full-Time

20,211

76

18,507

76

1,699

78

Part-Time

6,387

24

5,916

24

469

22

In Employment(4)

26,607

100

24,431

100

2,169

100

2002

Full-Time

20,231

76

18,440

75

1,789

78

Part-Time

6,492

24

5,976

24

515

22

In Employment(4)

26,735

100

24,426

100

2,305

100

2003

Full-Time

20,317

75

18,386

75

1,931

78

Part-Time

6,603

25

6,077

25

525

21

In Employment(4)

26,935

100

24,473

100

2,460

100

2004

Full-Time

20,383

75

18,385

75

1,998

79

Part-Time

6,619

25

6,075

25

544

21

In Employment(4)

27.015

100

24,471

100

2,544

100

2005

Full-Time

20,569

76

18,448

75

2,116

79

Part-Time

6,557

24

5,988

24

569

21

In Employment(4)

27,136

100

24,444

100

2,687

100

2006

Full-Time

20,687

76

18,311

76

2,375

79

Part-Time

6,489

24

5,857

24

632

21

In Employment(4)

27,187

100

24,177

100

3,009

100

2007

Full-Time

20,725

76

18,123

76

2,596

79

Part-Time

6,485

24

5,813

24

670

20

In Employment(4)

27,226

100

23,948

100

3,269

100

(1) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59
(2) Number of people in employment of working age as a percentage of all persons of working age
(3) Includes those who did not state their country of birth
(4) Includes those who did not state whether they were full-time or part-time it should be noted that the above estimates:
exclude certain people who have been resident in the UK for less than 6 months
exclude students in halls of residence who do not have a UK resident parent
exclude people in most types of communal establishment (eg hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc)
are grossed to population estimates that only include migrants staying 12 months or more
are grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates as used in the Labour Market Statistics monthly First Release.
Source:
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)

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