Page last updated at 16:01 GMT, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 17:01 UK

Public Accounts Committee

Video for this item of business will appear here.

On 5 September 2012 the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee took evidence on the future of the UK Border Agency.

The inquiry follows a report by the National Audit Office - published in July 2012 - that said that although the UKBA and the UKBF had achieved performance improvement, they suffered from poor planning and delays in delivering projects.

By automating processes and becoming more flexible, the UKBA aims to cut costs by at least £350m between 2011 and 2015, partly through reducing the number of staff by 4,500 full time equivalents.

Evidence was taken from the outgoing senior civil servant at the Home Office, Dame Helen Ghosh; the chief executive of the UKBA, Rob Whiteman, and the head of the UKBF, Brian Moore.

Public accounts committee membership

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific