HL Deb 08 July 2002 vol 637 c64WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In respect of data which they may require under proposed regulations under paragraph 17 of Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, as amended, from every person entering the United Kingdom per year:

  1. (a) what would be the cost of obtaining and processing these data;
  2. (b) who would be responsible for obtaining the data;
  3. (c) who would be responsible for processing the data; and
  4. (d) what estimate has been made of the time taken for each passenger to provide the information requested, and any consequent delay to journeys into the United Kingdom. [HL4833]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Filkin)

Paragraph 17 of Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, as amended by the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001, gives an examining officer the power to make a written request to an air or sea carrier for them to provide information or a type specified by order of the Secretary of State about passengers, crew and goods carried by the craft.

Responsibility for processing the data will lie with the enforcement agencies. The enforcement agencies will work with the carriers to help costs and keep any delays to a minimum.