Home Affairs Committee - Eighth Report
The work of the UK Border Agency (January - March 2013)

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 29 October 2013.


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction

2 Immigration Enforcement Directorate

3 Focus: immigration enforcement

Immigration Bill

Migrant access to health services

Tackling illegal migration in privately rented accommodation


'Go home or face arrest' vans

Home Office Twitter feed

Immigration bonds

Interviewing abroad


Allegations database


Overstayers & exit checks



The death of Jimmy Mubenga

Parental responsibility at the border  

4 Key indicators of the Agency's performance

Ex-Foreign National Offenders

Ex-FNOS released without being considered for deportation

Ex-FNOs living in the community

Removals in this quarter

Key issue: tackling the backlog of ex-FNOs living in the community

Asylum and immigration backlog: live casework

Asylum backlog

Immigration backlog

Key issue: prioritising the conclusion of legacy casework

New asylum cases

Initial decisions and conclusions

Applicants previously removed from the UK

Key issue: a growing backlog of cases pending an initial decision for more than 6 months


Number of visas issued and grants for settlement

Processing of in-country immigration cases

Processing of out of country immigration cases

Key issue: backlog of in-country immigration applications

Immigration detention

Rule 35 reports

Child detention

Appeals and tribunals

Appeals Improvement Plan: progress against targets

Migration Refusal Pool

Size of the Migration Refusal Pool

Sponsors and licensing

New sponsor applications

Follow up visits

Allegations Database

Departmental information

Cooperation with Parliament

Departmental information and cooperation with Parliament

5 Border Agency Backlogs

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

11 June 2013

16 July 2013

Written Evidence

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