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Border and Immigration Agency: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget of the UK Border Agency is for each of the next three years; how much has been spent on its establishment; and what criteria she proposes to use to assess its effectiveness. (199148)

The UK Border Agency was established in shadow form on 1 April 2008. The 2008-09 budget is detailed in the Business plan with total spend of £2,059 million. This budget excludes the transfer from HMRC which is not yet finalised. Future year budgets are not yet finalised.

Targets and milestones for the UKBA for the period 2008-11 are set out in the agency's business plan which was published earlier this month.