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Border security checks 'positive', but still concerns


Snap inspections carried out by the independent chief inspector of borders and immigrations have shown that there are still problems at Heathrow airport.

John Vine, who carried out a short-notice inspection of Heathrow's Terminals 3 and 4, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme his report was largely "very positive".

"There was a good, consistent level of border security... and the only area that concerned me slightly was that when customs officers were being used for immigration purposes I found that they were dealing with passengers less quickly and less confidently."

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