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 assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the UK Border Force in safeguarding public health.

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

The Border Force operational command of the Home Office plays an effective role in helping to safeguard public health. Medical Inspectors appointed by Public Health England are available at various ports.

Border Force works closely with the Medical Inspectors and where appropriate refers arriving passengers to them.

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