HL Deb 25 February 1997 vol 578 c85WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many staff are employed on typing work by the Immigration and Nationality Department, and whether they will investigate the possibility of making savings in time and money by requiring officials to do their own typing.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)

There are 78 typists and 35 personal secretaries (who spend a proportion of their time on typing duties) within the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND), which includes all Immigration Service ports.

Most administrative staff in IND have access to personal computers with word processing and/or customised stock letter facilities. Work need only be sent to a trained typist where that is more cost effective.

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