John Vine to Continue as Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, John Vine, has accepted an offer from the Home Secretary to extend his tenure until July 2015.

The Chief Inspector was initially appointed to his post in 2008 and tasked with setting up an inspectorate to look at the UK’s borders and immigration functions. In the five years since, he has led the development of the ICIBI into a fully functional and effective inspectorate.

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, John Vine, CBE QPM, said:

“I am pleased that I will be continuing as Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration until July 2015.

Since 2009 the Inspectorate has carried out over 40 inspections and made over 450 recommendations to the Home Office regarding the UK’s border and immigration functions. The vast majority of these have been accepted, and I believe the successful implementation of these has helped improve performance in these areas.

I believe the work of this Inspectorate will continue to contribute to driving improvement in the UK’s border and immigration functions. We will continue to shine a light in the areas of borders and immigration that are not otherwise visible, and as a result increase transparency and accountability to Parliament and the public.”

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