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Illegal Immigrants: Faroe Islands

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of whether illegal migrants are avoiding border checks at ports by entering Scotland via the Faroe Islands. (142050)

All passengers arriving from the Faroe Islands at Lerwick are subject to immigration control.

An additional route to Scrabster becomes operational on 18 June and all passengers arriving there will also be subject to immigration control.

Border and Immigration Agency officials advise there is no evidence to support speculation that this route is used for clandestine entry to the UK.