Heathrow Airport: Immigration Controls:Written question - 115183

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 22 November 2017
Home Office
Heathrow Airport: Immigration Controls
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the biometric passport control machines at Heathrow Airport are not open 24 hours a day.
Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 30 November 2017

Border Force Heathrow open ePassport Gates between the airport operating hours of 0500 – 2300 hours. Whilst the number of ePassport gates open is demand-led, these hours are extended to maintain the passenger flow in accordance with agreed SLAs and to accommodate the number of arriving passengers.

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