UK Border Agency unable to fulfill its basic functions, MPs warn
London, April 11 (Guardian) - The UK Border Agency (UKBA) must rid itself of its "bunker mentality" or risk raising suspicions that it is trying to mislead parliament and the public, MPs have warned.
The Commons home affairs select committee criticized the agency for providing data it said was so unclear even the agency's own chief executive, Rob Whiteman, had difficulty in following it.
"It is difficult to see how senior management and ministers can be confident that they know what is going on if the agency cannot be precise in the information it provides to this committee," the report said.
It added that the agency was failing to fulfill its basic tasks, and risked damaging public trust in the government.
"The agency must rid itself of its bunker mentality and focus on ensuring that parliament and the public understands its work," MPs said.