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Tel Aviv Airport

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received concerning allegations of intrusive searches and harassment of UK citizens at Tel Aviv airport. [106077]

We have not received formal representations about the treatment of British citizens at Tel Aviv airport. But British officials visiting Israel on official business have been subjected to stringent security checks on arrival at Tel Aviv; and our embassy in Tel Aviv is aware of British citizens, including at least one Member of Parliament, who have been detained at the airport for detailed questioning.