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Home Affairs Select Committee

Inspector condemns UK immigration's failures in asylum cases

19:30 26/11/2012
The UK's chief inspector of immigration John Vine has released an extremely critical report which accuses the UK Border Agency (UKBA) of incompetence, inefficiency, poor customer service, a lack of...

UK Border Agency awards contract to outsourcing firm Capita.

18:09 19/09/2012
The UK Border Agency (UKBA), one of Britain's main immigration authorities, has placed a contract to find and deport illegal immigrants in the hands of a private sector company, Capita. The contract...

UK parliament votes to limit population to 70m

14:27 07/09/2012
UK MPs debated immigration in the House of Commons yesterday. A backbench debate was triggered by a petition from the Migrationwatch UK pressure group, which campaigns for a reduction in the level of...

UK MPs criticise UK immigration authorities over tier 4 student visa system

13:03 04/09/2012
The UK parliament's Commons Public Accounts Committee published a report entitled 'Immigration: Points based System Student Route' today, 4th September 2012. The report is fiercely critical of the UK...

UK Border Agency to set up database

19:44 24/08/2012
The United Kingdom's immigration authority, the UK Border Agency, has announced that it intends to launch a database of information about immigrants to the UK in September. The UKBA has been working...

UK Border Force report finding fewer fake UK passports

18:19 08/08/2012
The number of fake passports detected at UK ports and airports has nearly halved in the past five years, according to new statistics. UK border officials found 1,858 forgeries last year compared to 3...

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