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Statement from Rob Whiteman, UK Border Agency chief executive
08 November 2011
Official response to Brodie Clark's statement of 8 November by Rob Whiteman, UK Border Agency chief executive.
"Brodie Clark admitted to me on 2 November that on a number of occasions this year he authorised his staff to go further than Ministerial instruction. I therefore suspended him from his duties. In my opinion it was right for officials to have recommended the pilot so that we focus attention on higher risks to our border, but it is unacceptable that one of my senior officials went further than was approved."