Immigration Controls

Home Department written question – answered on 25th March 2014.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) under what circumstances all members of a group of travellers are detained following the retention of one member of the group at a Border Force checkpoint;

(2) what guidance her Department issues on dealing with people who have had one member of their group detained at a Border Force checkpoint.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

All members of a group of adult travellers are assessed individually on arrival to ensure that they qualify for admission in line with immigration legislation. If one member of the group is detained for further enquiries but the rest of the group are granted admission then they are free to proceed without the detained person if they so wish.

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