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Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions Ministers have had since Christmas 2006 with the British Airports Authority on passenger congestion at London's airports. (125124)

The Secretary of State regularly meets the chief executive of BAA and since Christmas 2006 has discussed with him a range of issues relevant to BAA airports. These include the development of Heathrow and Stansted airports and security at BAA airports.

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent measures he has taken to improve airport security. (125125)

Following the August security alert a number of new aviation security measures were implemented at UK airports. Some of these measures are apparent to passengers, notably the controls on liquids and the limit on the number and maximum size of cabin bags. Other new measures are not visible to passengers, and the hon. Member will understand that on security grounds it would not be appropriate for those to be disclosed.