'Rain to blame for 90-minute queues at Heathrow'

An immigration official at Terminal 1 at Heathrow Airport Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Immigration Minister Damian Green has blamed the rain for the length of queues at Heathrow airport, saying: "This was caused mainly by the severe weather leading to flight diversions and changing flight schedules and the bunching of arrivals."

The lengthy queues have been criticised by the shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant, London Mayor Boris Johnson and airlines.

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Govt: Heathrow queues 'too long'

The Immigration Minister says passengers at Heathrow Airport are being made to wait for too long to get into the UK. Damian Green wants the Border Force to change the way it operates.