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UK Border Agency backlog

The troubled UK Border Agency faces a backlog of cases equivalent to the population of Newcastle, MPs warned today.

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Prime Minister not considering immigration amnesty

Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman said:

The report raises legitimate concerns about the backlog of outstanding cases. We are aware of that problem. It is something we are already trying to tackle.

The report itself acknowledges that we have started to address some of these problems.

Asked whether there might be an amnesty for people in the backlog, the spokesman said: "That is not something we are considering."

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