Immigration Controls

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to increase pre-entry medical screening for those wishing to reside in the UK for more than six months.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

We are switching to TB pre-entry screening abroad in preference to screening on entry to the UK. We are currently operating TB pre-entry screening in 94 locations. We will complete our planned overseas roll-out this year, expanding to 101 locations by the end of March 2014.

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