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Security Screening (Hotels)

Volume 300: debated on Friday 7 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to ensure that security screening of hotel and boarding house guests does not discriminate against those of Irish origin. [13086]

[holding answer 6 November 1997]: The basis for any inquiries made by the police in the course of their duties is an operational matter for the chief constable concerned. It is open to anyone who considers that he has been dealt with improperly to make a complaint to the chief constable. If the complainant is not satisfied with the response he receives, he may refer the matter to the Police Complaints Authority.