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Immigration Minister and UK Border Agency chief to be quizzed by MPs over passport control delays

The Immigration Minister Damian Green and Rob Whiteman, the chief executive of the UK Border Agency, are to be questioned by MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday about the delays at passport control.

The Committee will also hear from representatives of airlines and Heathrow Airport and from unions representing UK Border Agency and Border Force staff about the reasons for the current problems.

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Border Force: Security will not be compromised

A UK Border Agency worker checks a passport Credit: Reuters

A Border Force spokeswoman said: "We will not compromise border security, but we always aim to keep disruption to a minimum by using our staff flexibly to meet demand.

"Carrying out full checks at airports help us stop threats from terrorists, criminals and others who want to harm the UK, and make sure that only those with the right to enter the UK can do so."

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