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Immigration Controls: Airports

Home Office written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the mean average queue time was for (a) EEA and (b) non-EEA arrivals in each month for the period (i) January 2017 to June 2017 and (ii) January to June 2018 at (A) Heathrow, (B) Gatwick, (C) Stansted, (D) Luton, (E) Edinburgh, (F) Birmingham, (G) Glasgow, (H) Bristol and (I) Belfast International Airport.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Border Force service standards are that 95% of British and other European Economic Area (EEA) passengers, from the point they join an immigration queue, are seen by an officer within 25 minutes. For non-EEA passengers, the service standard is that 95% of passengers are seen by an officer within 45 minutes.

We do not publish data on performance at individual ports. Published data on the clearance of passengers at the border can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/border-force-transparency-data-may-2018.

Data relating to Border Force activity at Heathrow is published on the Heathrow Airport website at https://www.heathrow.com/company/company-news-and-information/performance/airport-operations/border-force

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