Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (793)

Denis Naughten

Question:

915 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason there is no passport control at our ferry ports; his plans to introduce such a measure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2278/04]

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Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell) As I stated in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 272 of 17 December 2003 there are immigration controls, which involves passport control, at each seaport at which Irish Sea ferries disembark passengers and each sailing is subject to immigration control.