HC Deb 10 February 1965 vol 706 cc104-5W
Mr. Forrest

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now make a statement about additional Customs posts on the Northern Ireland border.

Marquess of Hamilton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is yet in a position to announce a decision about the provision of extra Customs posts on the United Kingdom-Eire land frontier.

Mr. MacDermot

Agreement has been reached in principle for approval of additional posts at the following points:

  1. 1. Castlederg-Castlefin;
  2. 2. Rosslea-Monaghan;
  3. 3. Crossmaglen-Carrickmacross;
  4. 4. Derrylin-Belturbet.
Customs posts will, of course, need to be set up on both sides of the border before these further approvals can be made effective, but I hope it will be possible to have them in operation for the coming tourist season. Further details will be announced in due course.