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MPs 'shocked' by border check relaxations

A "highly troubling" breakdown of communication between officials led to UK border controls being relaxed too often last year, MPs have said.

The Commons home affairs committee said it was "shocked" at the number of times checks had been waived when ports and airports became too busy.

It blamed the Home Office for a "lack of supervision" of senior staff.

Labour called the committee's report "damning"; the government said it would respond "in due course".

Danny Shaw reports.

  • 19 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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