Immigration Controls: European Economic Area

Home Office written question – answered on 8th June 2021.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been published to support border officials reviewing and making decisions with respect to people entering eGates from EEA countries.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Border Force does not routinely publish guidance relating to training and operational guidance for Border Force Officers as this would publicise operational practises which in the wrong hands could be used to attempt to evade controls at the UK border and compromise Border security.

Border Force staff receive a comprehensive package of training prior to operational deployment. comprehensive guidance and training plans have been developed and adapted to upskill BF frontline officers in new policy, process and system changes. Initial training is further reinforced and supplemented by on the job mentoring once new staff have been deployed to UK ports.

This comprehensive guidance includes training regarding eGates.

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