UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

Home Office written question – answered at on 17 May 2024.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many maritime boarding actions Border Force performed on (a) recreational and (b) commercial vessels in each of the last five years.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

Border Force does not hold the data requested in an easily accessible format.

Border Force enhance UK maritime border security through intelligence-led and proactive maritime operations to deliver the right law enforcement effect in the right place, at the right time. This is in order to:

  • Detect and prevent the smuggling of people and prohibited and restricted goods into the UK.
  • Deter those who use commercial and general maritime to pose a threat to the UK.
  • Prevent and interdict in criminal activity and preserve and secure evidence to support prosecutions where appropriate.

Reassure the public and wider maritime community whilst minimising interference into the lawful passage of people and goods within UK Territorial Waters.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.