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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to inspect commercial air cargo; whether any changes to those arrangements have been put in place since the events of 9 September 2001; and if he will make a statement. (95327)

I have been asked to reply.

It is not Government policy to comment in detail on the methods used to inspect air cargo or the means employed to counter terrorist attacks.

The screening requirements for cargo shipments travelling by air are contained within the United Kingdom National Aviation Security Programme. The measures detailed within the programme are robust, and are kept under review to maintain their effectiveness.