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House of Lords written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham Shadow Minister, Home Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will set out the timetable for the incorporation of "authority to carry" within the United Kingdom's e-Borders programme; and when they expect full implementation of such a system.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

The "authority to carry" capability will be available over a phased period from October 2008, with a manual response process to inform carriers. A fully automated response to carriers is a future service under the e-Borders contract.

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