Border Exit Checks

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 5th January 2015.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:30 pm, 5th January 2015

I am certainly happy for either I or the Immigration Minister to meet my right hon. Friend and representatives of the industry. We are aware of this issue, and we are looking to introduce an improved ability to identify people in lorries when they pass through our juxtaposed controls in Calais, but as my right hon. Friend has said, the problem is that those people are often getting into the lorries further afield. Also, even if we find them at Calais, the load is still considered to have been damaged and contaminated.