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Written Question
Immigration Controls: Dover Port
Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Asked by: Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (Bishops - Bishops)

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not approve the application by the Port of Dover for funding to double the capacity for passport checks by the government of France at that port.

Answered by Lord True - Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

Allocations from the Port Infrastructure Fund (PIF) have been published at (

The criteria for awarding grants were set out in the PIF Prospectus. The scope of the PIF concentrated on infrastructure necessary to support GB-EU trade and the Border Operating Model, rather than the movement of people.