UK Border Force: Airports

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2018 to Question 164380, what recent assessment he has made of how UK Border Force has performed against its target of processing non-EEA passengers at UK airports.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Border Force performance against Service Level Agreements is kept under review and Border Force is directly accountable to the Home Office Permanent Secretary and the Home Secretary.

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.

Published data on the clearance of passengers at the border can be found at

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