HC Deb 13 January 1975 vol 884 c22W
38. Mr. Powell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Customs and Excise personnel are engaged in Northern Ireland in the control of points of entry by land, sea and air, respectively; and, in view of the duties and powers given to them under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1974, what increases he proposes in their numbers.

Mr. Dell

The numbers are 232, 60 and 7 respectively. Customs and Excise officers carry out immigration functions only at a small number of Northern Irish seaports and no staff increases are at present contemplated.