Statement on the UK Border Agency

21 February 2012

Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on 20 February 2012 on border security.

UK Border Agency

Following allegations in November 2011 that security checks were not being implemented properly and that border controls had been relaxed without ministerial approval; the Home Secretary commissioned John Vine, the independent chief inspector of the UK Border Agency, to report on what had happened.

The report summarising the investigation into border security checks was laid before the House of Commons on 20 February 2012.

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on immigration in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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