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Cabin Baggage

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to lift the ban on (a) valuable and (b) bulky musical instruments being carried in-cabin by musicians. (91844)

The enhanced security measures at UK airports were adjusted from 22 September. Passengers are now permitted to take a large musical instrument into the cabin of an aircraft, in addition to their one item of hand luggage, which is subject to separate x-ray screening.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to enable professional musicians to travel by air with their instruments in the cabin. (91867)

The enhanced security measures at UK airports were adjusted from 22 September. Passengers are now permitted to take a large musical instrument into the cabin of an aircraft, in addition to their one item of hand luggage, which is subject to separate x-ray screening.