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Airports (Passport Checking)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 1 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he has any plans to include airlines in the bodies authorised to inspect intending passenger passports;(2) if he has any plans to introduce legislation to allow airlines the right to inspect passports of intending passengers.

Airlines are already able to examine the documents of passengers leaving the United Kingdom on their flights. We have no plans to introduce legislation for this purpose.