Home Affairs Committee - Fourth Report
The work of the UK Border Agency (October-December 2012)

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 10 July 2013.


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction

2 The abolition of the UKBA

3 Entry clearance operations

Regional performance

Risk and Airline Liaison Network (RALON)

Visa Application Centres

Entry clearance in the Gulf: conclusions

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

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

Sponsors and licensing

New sponsor applications

Follow up visits

Departmental information and cooperation with Parliament

Departmental information

Cooperation with Parliament

Border Agency Backlogs

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex I: Home Affairs Committee Reports on the UK Border Agency

Annex II: Immigration Enforcement Directorate Organogram

Annex III: Abu Dhabi Entry Clearance Structure Oct-Dec 2012

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

23 March 2013

Written Evidence

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