Airports: Security

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in force to monitor the conduct of and behaviour of officers searching persons travelling into the United Kingdom at international airports.

Baroness Neville-Jones: Border force standards were launched in April 2010 with the purpose of ensuring the border force is compliant with agreed policies and procedures, to ensure consistency of approach across the business and to give clarity to staff and managers on what is expected of them and what they can expect of others. Misconduct by an officer would be dealt with under the general misconduct procedure which is to be followed in all cases of suspected or alleged misconduct.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has a remit to oversee serious complaints, incidents and conduct matters in relation to the exercise of police-like powers by border force officers.

Updated: 26/07/2010 — 11:46 AM