– Mark Serwotka,The General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union
"Ministers have known about these issues for a very long time but have chosen not to act.
"We believe they have acted recklessly and irresponsibly in cutting so many jobs and, in the case of the UK Border Agency, they have simply tried to paper over the cracks by deploying severely undertrained staff at our borders.
"If these issues are not resolved, they threaten to seriously undermine the Home Office's ability to provide vital public services, and we cannot sit back and allow that to happen."
The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) General Secretary Mark Serwotka, has said the union has scrapped plans for Border Agency staff to hold a one-day strike.