Clause 20

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth 10:15 am, 15th March 2007

My hon. Friend makes a good point. Cardiff airport, in effect, had peripatetic customs officers who travelled between Cardiff, Bristol and various other airports and ports. By a remarkable coincidence, it just so happened that, on the day that I visited, a whole minibus full of customs officers turned up. That was very fortunate indeed!

My hon. Friend made a good point: there are not enough people in many smaller ports. Another point raised with me was that the equipment used for screening containers and people—