§ Sir Richard Body
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the technical and operational documents relating to implementation of the Schengen Agreement; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
I have been asked to reply.
We have examined a number of documents relating to implementation of the Schengen Agreement, in connection with the proposal of the Inter-Governmental Conference to incorporate the Agreement into the structures of the European Union. The Government have no intention of signing the Schengen Agreement because it would require the removal of United Kingdom frontier controls with other member states.