UK Border Agency IT failure

The UK Border Agency says their IT systems are back up and running after it collapsed under the volume of applications being made.

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UK Border Authority technology a 'shambles'

Over £750 million pounds has been wasted over e-borders and £9.1 million on unreliable iris scanners, according to Keith Vaz of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

This is yet another example of UKBA's failure to plan properly for a new scheme.

– Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee

He described the situation as 'a shambles'.

UKBA must ensure they have the technology in place to cope with new policy before it is introduced

– Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee

UK Border Agency IT system is a 'mess'

The UK Border Agency has admitted that there are problems with their IT systems.

We are experiencing some IT problems in our Croydon Public Enquiry Office which we are working to resolve as soon as possible.

– UK Border Agency spokesperson

The row comes as the Home Office continue to battle with queues of up to three hours long at Heathrow during the run up to the Olympic Games.