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UK Border Agency: Security

Home Department written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at which points of entry the UK Border Force used Level 2 security checks under her pilot scheme of summer 2011 to screen (a) EEA and (b) non-EEA passengers attempting to enter the UK; how often it used such checks; and on what dates.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The Level 2 risk-based pilot measures applied to EEA nationals were available to all UK ports. The following ports made use of them between 29 July and 4 November 2011:

Aberdeen Airport

Edinburgh Airport

Manchester Airport

Belfast International Airport

East Midlands Airport

Newcastle Airport

Birmingham Airport

Gatwick Airport

Newhaven Ferry Port

Bournemouth Airport

Glasgow Airport

Norwich International Airport

Bristol Airport

Harwich Ferry Terminal

Plymouth Ferry Terminal


Heathrow Airport

Poole Ferry Terminal


Leeds Bradford Airport

Portsmouth Ferry Terminal

Cardiff Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Prestwick Airport


London City Airport

Stansted Airport


London Luton Airport

The Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend Mrs May, has ordered an investigation into all the circumstances relating to the relaxation of border controls. It would be inappropriate to release any further information at this stage.

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