Senior civil servant kicked out of committee hearing

A senior civil servant has been thrown out of a committee hearing of MPs for giving "unsatisfactory" answers.

Oliver Robbins, second permanent secretary at the Home Office, had failed to answer a series of questions about the Border Force budget to MPs' satisfaction.

Chairman Keith Vaz threatened him with contempt, before later ordering him to leave the session.

Mr Robbins was told to return to the Home Office and provide the answers by the end of the working day.