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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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25Provision of facilities for immigration control at ports

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(1)The person responsible for the management of a control port (“the manager”) must provide the Secretary of State free of charge with such facilities at the port as the Secretary of State may direct as being reasonably necessary for, or in connection with, the operation of immigration control there.

(2)Before giving such a direction, the Secretary of State must consult such persons likely to be affected by it as he considers appropriate.

(3)If the Secretary of State gives such a direction, he must send a copy of it to the person appearing to him to be the manager.

(4)If the manager persistently fails to comply with the direction (or part of it), the Secretary of State may—

(a)in the case of a control port which is not a port of entry, revoke any approval in relation to the port given under paragraph 26(1) of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act;

(b)in the case of a control port which is a port of entry, by order revoke its designation as a port of entry.

(5)A direction under this section is enforceable, on the application of the Secretary of State—

(a)by injunction granted by a county court; or

(b)in Scotland, by an order under section 45 of the [1988 c. 36.] Court of Session Act 1988.

(6)“Control port” means a port in which a control area is designated under paragraph 26(3) of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act.

(7)“Facilities” means accommodation, facilities, equipment and services of a class or description specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.

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