HC Deb 13 July 2001 vol 371 c692W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff the Benefits Agency Security Investigations Service has employed in each area for each of the past 12 months; what is the full complement of staff at each BASIS office; how many of these posts are vacant; and how many staff at each area office have been with BASIS for 12 months or more. [2260]

Malcolm Wicks

The information is in the tables.

The Counter Fraud Investigation Branch is committed to bringing staffing up to full strength in the next quarter and is currently recruiting.

Number of staff employed within BASIS for 12 months or more
BASIS teams Number of staff
Hinchley Wood 42
Canons Park 34
Birmingham 14
Nottingham 18
Leeds 18
Manchester 14
Cardiff 12
Liverpool 14
Newcastle 12
Glasgow 14


1. These figures include both administrative and investigative staff employed by BASIS.

2. Figures above as of May 2001.

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