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Police: Dogs

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what operating protocols apply to UK Border Agency staff in circumstances where a (a) man and (b) woman belonging to a faith which considers dogs be unclean refuses to be the subject of a search using a dog when entering the UK. (247770)

In instances where any traveller refuses to be screened by a dog, the handler will refer the individual, or group of individuals, to a member of UKBA staff, who may question or examine that traveller further. We do not insist on a traveller being screened by a detector dog.