HC Deb 14 January 1993 vol 216 cc799-800W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what documents or means of identification have to be shown to immigration officers at British ports of embarkation by travellers to another member state of the European Community; and for what reasons.

Mr. Charles Wardle

The Immigration Act 1971 provides that an immigration officer may require any passenger on embarkation to produce a passport or some other document satisfactorily establishing his identity and nationality or citizenship.

My right hon. and learned Friend is considering the extent to which this power should be exercised in future in relation to travellers to other EC member states.