The E-Borders Programme - Home Affairs Committee Contents

Key Facts

—  The precursor to the e-Borders programme began to operate in November 2004

—  The e-Borders programme aims to capture data on 60% of all international passengers and crew by December 2009

—  e-Borders is supposed to cover 95% of all international passengers and crew by December 2010

—  Heathrow Airport alone handled 60.4 million international passengers in the twelve months October 2008-September 2009

UK seaports handle 22.9 million international ferry passengers pa

—  The Port of Dover handled 2.3 million lorries carrying freight to and from the UK in 2008

—  The e-Borders programme is expected to cost the taxpayer £1.2 billion

—  It is estimated that the programme will cost airline operators about £100 million pa

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