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Bomb Hoaxes

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Home Office on the guidance given to police on whether they should seek to secure charges against individuals who are responsible for bomb hoaxes on railways or urban mass transit systems. (89323)

The Secretary of State has regular meetings with the Home Secretary to discuss, among other things, transport security matters. However, operational matters including the prosecution of individuals responsible for bomb hoaxes are a matter for the relevant chief constable.