UK Border Agency row should not affect targeted passport checks scheme


An MPs’ inquiry into the relaxation of border checks last year has found a ‘highly troubling’ lack of supervision and advocates reform of the border force

A pilot scheme using “lighter touch” targeted passport checks at Britain’s ports and airports must not be scrapped as a result of the row over the dismissal of the UK border force chief, Brodie Clark, an MPs’ inquiry has said.

The report by the Commons home affairs committee into last year’s border checks row, published today, indicates a “highly troubling” lack of supervision and that failures in communication led to passport controls being waived far too frequently.

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