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Home Office preparedness for Covid-19 examined

17 March 2020

The Home Affairs Committee hears from representatives of the Immigration Services Union, the Police and the UK Border Force


Wednesday 18 March 2020, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15 pm

  • Lucy Moreton, Corporate Officer, Immigration Services Union

At 2.45 pm

  • DCC Paul Netherton OBE, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Civil Contingencies, and Deputy Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall Police
  • ACC Owen Weatherill, Strategic Lead, National Police Coordination Centre
  • Emma Moore, Chief Operating Officer, UK Border Force
  • Angela Perfect, COVID-19 incident Gold Commander, UK Border Force

Purpose of the session

The Committee will be aiming to:

  • Understand the consequences of the Government's Coronavirus Action Plan, (published on 3 March 2020), for police and Border Force;
  • Test the robustness of central guidance to police on their business continuity planning;
  • Identify concerns for staff working for Border Force in Immigration Removal Centres and in other functions;
  • Discover any outstanding issues for the police or Border Force in addressing COVID-19.

Please note that members of the public will not be admitted to this meeting due to the new restrictions on access. Further details can be found on the Parliament website.

Further information

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