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Committee to hear further evidence on UK Border Agency

14 December 2012

As part of its ongoing scrutiny of the UK Border Agency and Border Force, the Home Affairs Committee will take evidence from the UKBA’s Chief Executive and the Minister of State for immigration.

Tuesday 18 December
Venue: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses

2.45pm

  • Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, UK Border Agency

3.30pm

  • Mark Harper MP, Minister of State for immigration

Chair's comments

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

"It seems that every time the Committee thinks UKBA has revealed the full-scale of its backlogs, another is discovered.
 
The Chief Inspector has recently produced two damning reports on the Agency's failures, on the asylum backlog and on student visas. He found that the Agency had misled the Committee over the scale of the asylum backlog and security checks carried out on cases placed in the controlled archive.
 
We will be asking the Chief Executive and the new Immigration Minister about these issues, as well as wider problems with the Agency’s performance"

Further Information

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