HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 c29W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement explaining the operation of the border control arrangements within the EU known as the light touch controls; and what plans there are to extend the scope of these operations.

Mr. Nicholas Baker

There are no EU-wide arrangements described in this way.

European Union and other European Economic Area passengers arriving in the United Kingdom are required to present their passport or other national identity documents, in order to establish their nationality and to distinguish them from third country nationals, who are subject to immigration control.