Immigration Minister questioned on preparations for Brexit border security

30 October 2018

The Home Affairs Committee hears from Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration, the National Crime Agency, and the Metropolitan Police Service, on the Home Office preparations on border and security preparations for Brexit.


Tuesday 30 October in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 1.30 pm

  • Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration
  •  Shona Dunn, Second Permanent Secretary at the Home Office
  • Paul Lincoln, Director General, Border Force
  • Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive, HM Revenue and Customs

At 2.30 pm

  • Lynne Owens, Director General, National Crime Agency
  • Deputy Assistant Commissioner Richard Martin, Metropolitan Police Service, National Police Chiefs Council

Purpose of the session

The session will focus on the preparations being made by the Home Office and other Departments to ensure that UK border operations proceed smoothly after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union in March 2019.

The session is also likely to cover:

  • The current state of readiness of UK border operations for the UK's withdrawal from the EU
  • Capability of border agencies, including financial resources, staffing and IT systems
  • Government preparation for varying post-Brexit border operations, including scenario planning, impact and risk assessments and contingency arrangements
  • The operational policing and security impact from any reduction in UK-EU cooperation after the UK leaves the EU

Further information

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