HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 c243W
59. Mr. Teeling

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the numbers of persons employed on Customs Duties in ports of South and South-East England approved for the purposes of the Aliens Order, and especially at Newhaven, as well as comparable figures for 1938.

Mr. H. Brooke

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to uniformed preventive officers. The pre-war and present numbers of these employed at the four approved ports are:

—— 1938 1955
Dover 41 93
Folkestone 16 19
Newhaven 12 24
Southampton 104 177

This excludes the supplementary staff required for the peak holiday season.