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Call for evidence

Post-Transition management of the border

The Committee wishes to invite written evidence to support its ongoing scrutiny of the Home Office’s management of the border following the UK’s exit from the EU.  

Written evidence is invited on the following questions.  Please note that submissions do not need to address all these issues:

  • The effectiveness of the Border Operating Model, and its alignment with the provisions of the negotiated agreement between the UK and EU;
  • The effectiveness of guidance provided by the Government to border officials, airport/port operators, hauliers and others directly engaged with the operation of the border;
  • Adequacy of resources provided by the Government in support of new border management requirements;
  • Risks to the effective operation of the border over the coming 12 months and how these might be mitigated, including impacts associated with covid-19;
  • The impact of changes at the border upon crime and/or security;
  • Lessons arising for the Home Office from the short-term closure of the border with France in December 2020, and the extent and effectiveness of contingency planning by the Home Office and other stakeholders for future delays at the UK border.

Information about submitting written evidence

Decisions about publishing evidence anonymously, or about accepting but not publishing evidence, are made by the Committee. If you would like to ask the Committee to accept your submission anonymously (meaning it will be published but without your name), or confidentially (meaning it won't be published at all), please say at the start of your evidence which of these you want to request, and tell us why. This lets the Committee know what you would like but the final decision will be taken by the Committee.

In line with the general practice of select committees the Home Affairs Committee is not able to take up individual cases. If you would like political support or advice you may wish to contact your local Member of Parliament. The Committee understands that personal experience may be relevant but requests that any written submissions directly address the terms of reference set out above.

The Committee will decide whether to accept each submission. If your submission is accepted by the Committee, it will usually be published online. It will then be available permanently for anyone to view. It can’t be changed or removed. If you have included your name or any personal information in your submission, that will normally be published too. Please consider how much personal information you want or need to share. If you include personal information about other people in your submission, the Committee may decide not to publish it. Your contact details will never be published.

Submissions should be received by 12 noon on Thursday 4 February 2021.

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