§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to increase the number of Customs and Excise staff based at Tilbury;
(2) what plans he has to cut the number of Customs and Excise staff employed at Tilbury.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Decisions on the deployment of Customs' staff at particular places are essentially a matter for Customs and Excise based on operation requirements. It would be wrong to give details of Customs' cover for obvious security reasons.