» Thursday, June 17, 2004

Sutton Report/Immigration

Asked how the Government would respond to the management failures in the Home Office as identified by the Sutton report today, the PMS said the report showed that there had been significant failings in terms of how the European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) applications had been handled. A great deal of work had already been done to improve the operation of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND). The Home Secretary would be taking further action to ensure that such a situation could not happen again. The PMS added that Mr Blunkett would be holding interviews this morning in which he would comment directly on the report.

Asked if the Government would consider ending disciplinary procedures against so-called ‘whistleblowers’ in the light of the Sutton report, the PMS said that it would not be appropriate to comment on disciplinary issues involving Foreign Office personnel for obvious reasons.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Search for related news

1 Comment »

  1. The disciplining of ‘whistle blowers’ reminds me of a subsidiary company in the USA that I visited one day to discover that they had sacked their Software Quality Assurance manager. When I enquired as to his ‘crime’ I was told that he was finding too many faults in the software – My response cannot be posted on this blog…..
    Inept and fearful managers cause more problems than a roomful of unhappy subordinates.

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 18 Jun 2004 on 10:29 am | Link

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Post a public comment

(You must give an email address, but it will not be displayed to the public.)
(You may give your website, and it will be displayed to the public.)


This is not a way of contacting the Prime Minister. If you would like to contact the Prime Minister, go to the 10 Downing Street official site.

Privacy note: Shortly after posting, your name and comment will be displayed on the site. This means that people searching for your name on the Internet will be able to find and read your comment.

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...


June 2004
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« May   Jul »

Supported by


Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings



Syndicate (RSS/XML)



Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh