Committee examines work of Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
7 June 2022
The Home Affairs Committee examines the work of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI), David Neal
Wednesday 8 June 2022
- David Neal, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI)
The Independent Chief Inspector is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the UK’s immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions. David Neal took up the role in March 2021.
The Wendy Williams Review, undertaken following the Windrush Scandal and concerns about the culture of the Home Office, called for greater powers for the ICIBI to publish its own reports and compel the Home Secretary to give reasons as to why recommendations were not to be implemented. The session will examine the current relationship between the Home Office and ICIBI and ask what more can be done to ensure that critical reports are published swiftly and key conclusions implemented with urgency.
In this evidence session the Committee will examine the ICIBI’s recent inspections and reports on Home Office performance, and what they say about the wider culture of the Department. It will also examine the aims of the current programme of inspections and look at how far the Home Office has made reforms in response to previous critical reports on issues including asylum casework and e-passports.