Emily Thornberry – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Emily Thornberry on 2016-03-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what occasions Border Force Cutters seized contraband goods while on patrol in UK waters in each of the last six years; and what the (a) volume and (b) type of goods intercepted was in each such case.

James Brokenshire

Border Force does not provide seizure information specific to ports or mode of activity as to do so is likely to compromise border security.

Such information in the public domain is highly likely to inform those who seek to defraud or smuggle, how and where to target their activity in order to evade border controls.