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Home Office in the media: 13 December 2017

Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Today’s Home Office-related coverage includes stories on the Home Secretary’s announcement on economic crime and security at the Calais border.

New measures to tackle financial crime

The TimesMail and Evening Standard are among the publications covering new measures to tackle economic crime, announced by the Home Secretary on Monday.

The publications carry stories based on an op-ed by the Home Secretary, which reveal her father was the victim of criminals posing as bank staff.

The Home Secretary’s full op-ed can be found at this link.

Calais Security

 The Express and Daily Star both carry stories on the security wall in Calais. The pieces claim doors situated within the wall can be breached by migrants trying to gain access to the port.

The Home Office’s response to this story can be found below.

 A Home Office spokesperson said:

Security for the wall is a responsibility for the French authorities.

We will continue to work closely with our French counterparts to maintain border security and keep legitimate passengers and trade moving. Last year, Border Force successfully disrupted over 56,000 illegal attempts to enter the UK.

At the juxtaposed controls and at ports around the country Border Force officers use some of the most advanced detection technology around to find and stop migrants attempting to reach the UK illegally.

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