Skip to main content

Immigration Controls: Biometrics

Question for Home Office

UIN 25826, tabled on 27 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration checks into the UK are conducted through electronic passport gates.

Answered on

5 July 2022

Border Force does not hold the data in an easily accessible format on the proportion of immigration checks conducted through electronic passport gates, but the gates conduct the same immigration checks as the systems used by the officers on the manned desks.

However, the Home Office published data on the clearance of passengers at the border in the Border Force transparency data: Q1 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). 85% of inbound passenger volumes based on nationality eligibility can use eGates.

Answered by

Home Office