Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency, John Vine
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Border checks suspended 'more times than realised'

Home Secretary Theresa May has said the UK Border Agency will be split in two following revelations that hundreds of thousands of people were let into the country without appropriate checks.

She told MPs the UK Border Force would become a separate law-enforcement body with its own distinctive "ethos".

Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency, John Vine, said that border checks were suspended on far more occasions than ministers and officials had realised.

  • 20 Feb 2012
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