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1179481
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star this property date less than 2020-02-21more like thismore than 2020-02-21
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Airports remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides to UK Border Force staff on when to initiate in-depth questioning of people arriving at airports who (a) hold and (b) do not hold a valid visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Alyn Smith more like this
star this property uin 19035 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Under Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971, Border Force staff appointed as Immigration Officers may examine any person arriving in the UK to establish their nationality and if they are not UK nationals, determine whether they require leave to enter and on what terms this leave should be given.</p><p> </p><p>If the passenger is in possession of an entry clearance or visa, officers may examine the passenger to establish whether the purpose of the visit remains the same as that specified; there has been a change in circumstances since that leave was given; false information or material deception was used to obtain the visa; or there are medical grounds that should result in the cancellation of the visa. The passenger may also be examined by an immigration officer for the purpose of determining whether it would be conducive to the public good for their entry clearance or leave to be cancelled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2020-02-26T17:50:53.057Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-26T17:50:53.057Z
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4503
star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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4738
star this property label Biography information for Alyn Smith more like this
1179482
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star this property date less than 2020-02-21more like thismore than 2020-02-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Airports remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people holding a valid visa who were refused entry at airports in the last (a) month, (b) six months and (c)12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Alyn Smith more like this
star this property uin 19036 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Border Force does not routinely publish data that does not meet the Home Office standard for publication or that could impact its operational effectiveness.</p><p>However, Border Force transparency data can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/border-force-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/border-force-statistics</a></p><p>Border Force is committed to ensuring that passengers arriving in the UK receive an excellent service. But this must also be balanced with our responsibility to Border Security, checking 100% of passports and making sure that anyone or anything that might cause harm to the UK is properly dealt with.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2020-02-26T18:22:50.963Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-26T18:22:50.963Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4738
star this property label Biography information for Alyn Smith more like this
1170827
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star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Airports remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the waiting times at the border at all UK airports that use ePassport gates; what is the difference in waiting times, broken down by each airport; and what comparison they have made of the difference in the waiting times, broken down by each airport, before the ePassport gates were installed and now. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL421 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>A direct comparison of queue times before and after ePassport Gates installation is not an accurate assessment of improvement given the number of variables involved, including but not limited to increasing number of biometric passports in circulation, changes to the cohorts of passengers able to use the gates, delays to flight schedules and increased number of travellers to the UK.</p><p>Recent and previous performance against passenger wait time Service Level Agreements can be found in Border Force Transparency data available at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/border-force-transparency-data</p><p>Border Force is committed to ensuring passengers arriving in the UK receive an excellent service. ePassport gates are an efficient means of border clearance for eligible passenger cohorts and allow us to conduct a full range of security checks.</p><p>ePassport Gates are part of the long-term vision for the border, making better use of digital technology and greater automation to improve the passenger experience, whilst maintaining security.</p><p>There are 264 e-Passport Gates now operational at 23 air and rail terminals including Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Gare du Mid, and e-Passport Gates usage continues to increase, linked to the increase availability of e-Passports. e-Passport gate usage has increased from 1 Million in 2009 to 61.3 Million for the 12 months to the end of November of 2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T17:39:50.003Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T17:39:50.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1170828
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star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Airports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the technical efficacy of ePassport gates at UK airports; and what percentage of all ePassport gate readings result in a failed face reading. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL422 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Protecting the UK border is, and always has been, of paramount importance to this Government. It has never been government practice, for reasons of national security, to comment on operational issues relating to border security.</p><p>This includes offering commentary on the performance of border systems and of ePassport Gates specifically</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T16:51:14.537Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T16:51:14.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1170829
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star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Airports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on ePassport gates at UK airports over the last four years. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL423 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Over the last 4 years (2016 to date), Border Force have installed 124 ePassport gates at costs in the region of £9.75m with ongoing support/service costs in the region of £5.3m</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T16:50:52.033Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T16:50:52.033Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this