Immigration Minister: 'Our first priority is to keep the border secure'

Immigration Minister Damian Green has defended the UK Border Force tonight over their queue times by saying that the checks they make are crucial to keep the UK border secure.

He also said that British Airways released the figures that he quoted to parliament: that the average queue for passengers was an hour and a half during April, not almost three hours.

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Heathrow queue targets failed

The Border Agency has failed to meet its targets for getting non-EU passport holders through immigration at all Heathrow Airport terminals last month, according to figures from airport operator BAA.