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Border Security

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

22. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the e-Borders scheme on the security of the UK's borders. (114696)

The e-Borders Programme will strengthen the security of the UK's borders by identifying individuals who present a risk through the universal collection and analysis of passenger information from carriers hi advance of travel. It will expedite the movement of legitimate passengers while helping to safeguard the UK against serious organised crime, terrorism and illegal immigration. The concepts have been proved and delivered through Project Semaphore, the de-risking pilot for e-Borders solution.