Borders: Personal Records

Home Department written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement by the Prime Minister of 1 September 2014, Official Report, column 24, on EU Council Security and Middle East, and with reference to the oral evidence of Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, to the Committee of Public Accounts of 9 October 2013, HC 663-i, whether data protection legislation in any EU country continues to prevent the disclosure of advance passenger information to the UK.

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

Some carriers are unable to collect and provide advance passenger information due to concerns that this would be incompatible with EU free movement and data protection legislation. However, we already receive a very substantial amount of such information on European routes, and intend to continue to increase this.

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