Lord Eames – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Eames on 2014-06-25.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the criteria for applicants to the UK Border Force.

Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Applicants applying for permanent positions with Border Force are required to meet a range of eligibility criteria, depending upon the role and grade. This may include nationality, age, driving licence, academic achievements for the grade and previous experience.

The criteria for the key posts of Border Force Officer and Assistant Officer was formally reviewed in 2012. The requirement to hold a driving licence underwent an internal policy equality review in 2013.