Immigration Controls: Channel Tunnel Railway Line

Home Department written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she anticipates that agreement will be reached between her Department, Eurostar and the authorities in Belgium and France to resolve border control problems that have arisen as a result of intra- and extra-Schengen ticket abuse.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

On 18 November, with the agreement of the authorities in the UK, France and Belgium, Eurostar introduced a system of designated carriages for international and intra-Schengen passengers with separated boarding and disembarkation as a secure, long-term measure to manage the problem of intra-Schengen ticket abuse.

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