Chris Bryant MP, Labour's Shadow Home Office Minister, said:
"The Chief Inspector's report is utterly damning. The Home Secretary must immediately explain why her department's UKBA has provided incorrect information to the Home Affairs Select Committee and to Parliament as well as ignored requests for information from the Select Committee. She must also explain why her staff have been so slapdash in their attempts to track down failed asylum seekers. She cannot hide behind others. This has happened on her watch.
"The Tory-led Government made big promises on immigration and changing the UKBA. But quite simply the UKBA and the split-off Border Force are getting worse and worse."