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Ports: British Overseas Territories

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps have been taken to strengthen security at seaports in British Overseas Territories. (282319)

The security of seaports in the British Overseas Territories falls within the remit of the Transport Security and Contingencies Directorate (TRANSEC) within the Department for Transport. TRANSEC provides the Governors and port facility operators in each territory with advice and guidance on port security, based on the globally-adopted International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).