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Treasury Minister Says Island Needs to be Inside UK's E-Border

Work Underway to Get Island Included in UK\'s E-Border

Treasury Minister Anne Craine has spoken out against plans to impose passport checks on Island residents when travelling to the UK.

The Minister made the comments during a debate in Tynwald on immigration control.

Currently work is underway to get the Isle of Man included in the UK’s e-border, all people from countries outside of the border are permitted to go through passport checks when entering the UK.

The Ramsey MHK said as British citizens, being able to move unimpended by border controls into the UK is one of the Island’s fundamental freedoms, that the Government must protect.

The e-border exists in order to detect criminals, paedophiles or illegal immigrants who are not allowed entry into the UK.

The Chief Minister has opted to extend the consultation period on the matter till June 8th, for it to be taken before Tynwald again in July.

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