Written Question on Home Office: Databases

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Date Title Questioner
20 Jul 2017, 11:30 a.m. Home Office: Databases David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken in response to the findings in the report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration of 21 July 2016 on intelligence functions of Border Force and Immigration Enforcement regarding making best use of the Intelligence Management System.

Answer (Brandon Lewis)

Border Force and Immigration Enforcement are continually making improvements to the Intelligence Management System as part of the system’s development to meet business needs specific to each organisation.

For example, the link between the Intelligence Management System and the Single Intelligence Platform enables Intelligence Management System records and information to be automatically uploaded into Single Intelligence Platform. This has been completed and went live in autumn 2016. This was a significant improvement ensuring the system is used to its full potential.

Border Force is working on delivering a border specific user interface in IMS. This will enable Border Force to improve and increase the recording of information received within IMS.

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