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Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of cargo shipments are checked for the presence of explosives at (a) ports and (b) other locations in the UK; and if he will make a statement. (95329)

I have been asked to reply.

It is not Government policy to comment in detail on, or provide information relating to, methods employed to counter terrorist attacks. The UK complies fully with all relevant and international regulations in respect of ports, airports and the channel tunnel. We keep our measures under continuous review in the light of the current threat.