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 Post subject: BBC: Government 'commits' to free UK and Manx borders
PostPosted: Sun, 23 May 2010 10:22:39 +0000 
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Government 'commits' to free UK and Manx borders

The Manx government has given itself extra time to consider whether its residents should keep their right to enter the UK without a passport.

It has extended the consultation period to examine whether it should come under the UK's e-border security regime.

If it remains outside, then the island will become a weak spot, through which criminals might pass, forcing the UK to demand to see all incomers' passports.

The Treasury minister said she is "committed" to UK free border control.

A consultation period, due to end on 17 May, has been extended until 8 June for the government to consider further submissions before reporting back to Tynwald.

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