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Immigration (Points Of Entry)

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all places in the United Kingdom where foreigners may lawfully enter by land, sea or air and indicate the number of immigration officers at each of them.

All persons subject to control under the Immigration Act 1971 who arrive in the United Kingdom as passengers from outside the common travel area require leave to enter from an immigration officer regardless of the place of arrival. Those who arrive as members of the crew of a ship or aircraft may enter without that leave unless required by an immigration officer to submit to examination.The table shows the number of immigration officers in post at ports on 31 October 1985. At other small ports officers of Customs and Excise are sometimes employed as immigration officers.

Number
1. Sea ports
Avonmouth3
Cardiff4
Dover east109
Dover hoverport14
Dover west55
Falmouth1
Felixstowe13
Folkestone34
Great Yarmouth2
Gravesend9
Hartlepool3
Harwich38
Hull13
Immingham3
Livepool14
London33
Middlesbrough3
Milford Haven2
Newhaven15
Newport1
North Shields8
Plymouth7
Portsmouth17
Preston1
Ramsgate13
Scunthorpe1
Sheerness12
Southampton24
South Shields2
Swansea2
2. Airports
Aberdeen5
Belfast5
Birmingham23
Bournemouth (Hurn)2
Bristol4
Cardiff4
East Midlands10
Edinburgh5
Gatwick150
Glasgow14
Heathrow:
Terminal 193
Terminal 2146
Terminal 3264
Leeds/Bradford6
Luton20
Lydd2
Manchester28
Newcastle6
Norwich4
Prestwick6
Southend5
Stansted7