http://www.isleofman.com/News/article.a ... 411&area=2"We don't want passport controls"
Date Posted: 19/May/2010 18:06
Posted By: Bill Dale
The Isle of Man Government is consulting on measures to enable the Island to be included inside the United Kingdom’s e-border, its new electronic border security system. The move would mean that air and sea routes between the Island and the United Kingdom would not be subject to the screening of all travellers under the e-border regime.
Mrs Craine told Tynwald that the Chief Minister had agreed to extend the consultation, which had been due to end on May 17, until June 8 to allow time for further submissions ahead of a Government report back to Tynwald in July.
Mrs Craine explained, "The e-Border is a ‘virtual’ border that surrounds the UK; it is much wider than an immigration control. Travel data is collected from passports that are already required to be carried by passengers and crew on international routes in and out of the UK, in advance of travel.
"This information is run against existing police, customs and immigration watch lists and provides alerts. If for example a wanted paedophile or a person subject to a criminal deportation order is travelling into the UK the information is provided to the relevant agency, which decides what action is needed.