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Ec (Tourism)

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration was given during the British presidency of the European Community to the implications for tourism of eliminating barriers, and particularly the hindrances to personal movement within the European Community; and if he will make a statement.

The United Kingdom in common with other member states recognises the advantages to tourists in reducing frontier controls within the Community. In that connection discussion continued during the presidency of the draft frontier controls directive which would abolish routine customs and immigration checks at the Community internal land borders.