LONDON (AFP) - Senior British border officials misled parliament by claiming they had dealt with a backlog of 147,000 asylum and immigration claims, a report published on Thursday claimed. Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine said that inefficiencies in the UK Border Agency’s operation to deal with the archive of applications - submitted before March 2007 - meant it had 100,000 items of unopened post at one point. Keith Vaz, chair of the Commons home affairs select committee, called it a devastating report.