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Port Security

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which UK ports have 24-hour security; and what plans the Government have to introduce 24-hour security at further ports. (82029)

There are currently 19 ports in the UK and in juxtaposed locations which are staffed 24 hours a day. A further 16 have staff based there during operating hours. Other ports are covered on a regular basis to cover scheduled services with all remaining points of entry attended on a risk assessed basis or in response to specific intelligence.