HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 c394W
38. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to strengthen the immigration service in 1968–69.

Mr. Callaghan:

In pursuance of the Government's decision not to allow the Civil Service to increase, I shall have difficulty in providing enough officers to cope with the increasing needs, and some delay in dealing with passengers is inevitable, although I shall do my best to minimise it by adjusting staffs.