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Port Security

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1676W, on port security, for how long each day the port of Swansea has immigration, customs and security services present; and which ports' immigration, customs and security teams provide an out-of-hours service to the port of Swansea. (86449)

Small ports such as Swansea are staffed in a targeted way based on risk and supported by reliable intelligence. It is believed to be the most effective method of countering the overall threat, and the best use of the finite staff resources.

This information cannot be disclosed as this would provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent HM Revenue & Customs' controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention and detection of crime.