HL Deb 02 February 1999 vol 596 cc200-1WA
Lord Lamont of Lerwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is normal for baggage to be opened by Customs and Excise or Special Branch without the owners of the luggage being present. [HL597]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

It is not normal practice for Customs officers or Special Branch officers to open travellers' baggage without the owners being present.