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Committee to question Government's preferred candidate for Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

14 December 2020

The Home Affairs Committee will hold a pre-appointment hearing for the Government’s preferred candidate for the role of Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Neal, on Tuesday 15 December.

The role of the Independent Chief Inspector

The Independent Chief Inspector has responsibility for monitoring and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of the UK’s Border and Immigration functions. The independent inspectorate aims to help improve the efficiency, effectiveness and consistency of Home Office performance through a regime of inspections before making impartial and evidence-based recommendations to the Home Secretary.

Purpose of the session

A pre-appointment hearing is an opportunity for a select committee to scrutinise the quality of ministerial decision making over appointments. It will also assess a candidate’s suitability for their appointment, including their knowledge, skills and independence.

The Committee will then publish a short report on the proposed appointment in the days following the session.


Tuesday 15 December 2020

From 10am:

  • David Neal, Government’s preferred candidate

Further information

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