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UKBA's 'backlog of 100k letters'

UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff dealt with a backlog of immigration cases so inefficiently that at one point 100,000 pieces of post were unopened, a report said today.

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Keith Vaz warned UKBA backlog was 'spiralling out of control'

The damning report follows comments by the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, earlier this month.

Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Archive

Mr Vaz said the number of unresolved cases that UKBA is dealing with - more than 300,000 - is "spiralling out of control".

He said: "There are now about the same number of cases awaiting resolution by UKBA as there are people living in Iceland."

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