Latest reports suggest that the serpentine and lengthy queues at the immigration counters of the Heathrow Airport of London have left the British Government with practically no other options except to disclose an augmentation in the overall numbers of employees to be made available soon at the airport in question. In this connection, the British Immigration Minister recently informed the UK Parliament that the original plan of the government, under which 70 Border Force staff had to be hired, has been brought ahead.
While disclosing this, Damian Green, reportedly observed that the levels of queue witnessed during certain times of the day--more so at the Stansted and Heathrow Airports-was not something to go to town with. He added that this was the chief reason why London had taken certain steps even as some more will be taken sooner than later. He continued that this was one issue that the British Government must continue to focus on.
However, the British minister also added that although the government was fully committed to taking good steps, to positively address the issue, simultaneously, the foremost priority must be the security of the borders of the nation.
Meanwhile, another involved person said that since the summer of 2010, the delays have only deteriorated further. He added that however it has been more noticed and commented only during the recent months. It has become worse since summer 2010 though. He continued that one may come across some improvements in this field during the last week or so. For this, the extra resources which have been made available recently could be the key reason.
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