HC Deb 29 June 1972 vol 839 c1657
29. Mr. Soref

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to improve immigration control at Immingham and other ports.

Mr. Lane

The arrangements for immigration control at the ports are kept under review, and changes are introduced as necessary.

Mr. Soref

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Would he concede that the events which took place at Immingham when the "ink woman" managed to enter this country after three abortive attempts—and it was only because of the Press publicity and Press conference that she was held—show the lack of security at ports and particularly at Immingham?

Mr. Lane

No. I repudiate what my hon. Friend has said. The inquiries which we have made throw a good deal of light on what happened when Miss Kwiatkowski got into this country, but obviously it is not in the public interest that I should give details about it, or about the precautions which we take and will continue to take. She entered the United Kingdom without being granted leave to land and was removed under Articles 8 and 9 of the Aliens Order.