HC Deb 02 April 1985 vol 76 c568W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the airports in Britain at which passengers flying from Northern Ireland have to complete airport landing cards; on whose instructions this is carried out; and where the completed cards are sent.

Mr. Brittan

Under article 7 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Supplemental Temporary Provisions) Order 1984 passengers arriving from Northern Ireland at any airport in Great Britain may be required to complete landing cards. It is for the chief officer of the police force concerned to decide whether and how cards should be used at any particular airport; the practice varies according to circumstances. There is no arrangement for central collecting of completed cards; their disposal is also a matter for the chief officer of the police force concerned.