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Airports (Terrorism)

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his Answer of 13 September 2006, Official Report, columns 2265-66W, on terrorism, when procedures to deal with a terrorist attack were last exercised at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted and (d) London City airport. (94140)

[holding answer 16 October 2006]: Prior to August 2006, I confirm that procedures to deal with a terrorist attack were last exercised at:

(a) Heathrow on 7 July 2005 in response to the events in London on that day. Previously, the airport also undertook a large scale, multi agency desk-top exercise on 14 January 2004;

(b) Gatwick on 23 November 2005;

(c) Stansted on 9 March 2006;

(d) London City Airport in November 2005.