HC Deb 12 June 1975 vol 893 cc230-1W
Mr. Bradford

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it is compulsory for citizens of Northern Ireland to complete an immigration form before entering or leaving Gatwick Airport when no such stipulation exists in relation to Heathrow Airport.

Dr. Summerskill

Although there is power under the Prevention of Terrorism (Supplemental Temporary Provisions) Order 1974 to require landing and embarkation cards to be produced by all travellers between Great Britain and Ireland, completion of such cards is at present on a voluntary basis. It is for the chief officer of police concerned to decide whether travellers should be asked to complete cards, having regard to the particular circumstances of each port.

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