Announcement

Publication of the UKBA report "Common Travel Area: Review of New Arrangement at Northern Ireland Sea Ports"

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The Scotland Office Minister David Mundell has welcomed the publication of the UKBA report

 The Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP today commented on  the publication of the UKBA report, Common Travel Area: Review of New Arrangement at Northern Ireland Sea Ports.  He said:

“Over the past 18  months UKBA and Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary have worked  collaboratively on the policing of Stranraer Ports.  This report highlights how their combined efforts have ensured that a greater number of illegal immigrants have been intercepted in their attempts to travel onto mainland UK.

“Going forward it will be very important that UKBA continues to monitor working operations  carefully.  Later this month, I look forward to visiting both UKBA operations in Northern Ireland and meeting with Dumfries and Galloway Police and other interested stakeholders in Stranraer to see this ongoing work for myself and discuss the issues raised by the report.”

The UKBA release can be found here:  http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2012/july/ni-seaports