HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c493W
88. Mr. Yeo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider removing passport and customs control between Britain and other European Economic Community countries.

Mr. Waddington

The possible reduction of passport and customs controls between member states of the European Community is at present under consideration within the Community. While we welcome measures designed to facilitate the passage across Community borders of passengers and goods meeting immigration and customs requirements, we are not prepared to agree to the abolition of all such controls.