HC Deb 17 January 1974 vol 867 cc139-40W
35. Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary "f State for the Home Department why he requires British citizens travelling on some internal flights of British airlines in the United Kingdom to complete immigration forms, and what use is made of the information obtained.

Mr. Carlisle

A number of chief officers of police with airports in their areas have arranged for passengers to and from Ireland to be asked to complete landing and embarkation cards. This decision was made by the chief officers concerned, and the procedure is on a voluntary basis. The object of obtaining the information is to increase security at ports.