Urgent Question on immigration queues at UK airports

01 May 2012

Damian Green, Minister for Immigration, responded to an urgent question asked by Keith Vaz, Chair of the Home Affairs Committee in the House of Commons on 30 April on immigration queues at UK airports.

Immigration queues at UK airports

The Immigration Minister told MPs that over the weekend of 28-29 April 2012 there had been some breaches of acceptable waiting times at immigration control at Heathrow airport. He announced that to reduce waiting times the Government would be implementing mobile teams that can be deployed across the airport to deal with pressures and new shift patterns to meet unexpected surges in passenger flows.

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Urgent questions

Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, normally a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to ask an urgent question.

If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked at the end of Question Time.

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