Immigration Rules and Border Security - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:19 pm on 21 February 2024.

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Photo of Lord Mann Lord Mann Non-affiliated 8:19, 21 February 2024

My Lords, my wife and I drove trucks for our family business regularly through Calais to Dover, and we are very aware of the weaknesses in the systems and pressures from people smugglers attempting to come in through commercial vehicles, trucks and lorries. What is the increase in the number of checks done on those vehicles this year compared with last year, and what is the increase in the number of people found to have been smuggled or trafficked through those routes using trucks or lorries this year compared with last year?