HC Deb 20 January 1978 vol 942 cc373-4W
Mr. English

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the light of the Written Answer by the Treasury, Official Report, 13th January, c. 863, on what evidence he bases his assumption that terrorists are more likely to arrive in the United Kingdom by air from Guernsey than from Germany.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I have made no assumptions of the kind mentioned by my hon. Friend. Traffic coming to Great Britain from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man is subject to controls under the Prevention of Terrorism (Supplemental Temporary Provisions) Order 1976. Traffic coming to Great Britain from abroad is subject to controls operated under the Immigration Act 1971. Different controls therefore apply depending on the origin of the journey in question.

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