Security in a Global Hub – Establishing the UK’s new border arrangements
The Prime Minister announced on 25 July 2007 the Government’s decision to
integrate the vital work of the Border and Immigration Agency, Customs and
UKvisas, overseas and at the main points of entry to the UK and establish a
unified border force.
The Prime Minister asked the Cabinet Secretary to report on the stages
ahead in implementation and whether there was a case for going further
while ensuring value for money.
The report, published on 14 November, sets out how the Government will
establish a new border organisation, the UK Border Agency, with the
resources and remit to improve the UK’s security through strong border
controls, while welcoming and encouraging the flows of people and trade on
which the UK’s future as a global hub depends. The UK Border Agency will
combine the work of the Border and Immigration Agency, UKvisas and the
border related work of HM Revenue and Customs.
In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister announced the
View the review’s report
Security in a Global Hub [PDF 1.4MB 101 pages]