MPs' doubt over security scheme

MPs raised major concerns today about the viability of a £1.2 billion government programme to protect Britain from terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal immigration.

The e-Borders project aims to record the journey of everyone travelling to and from the UK. But the Commons home affairs select committee said the government was yet to resolve data protection problems.

The cross-party committee of MPs said that it was "sceptical" whether those problems would be resolved "swiftly".