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Gatwick Airport

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport continue to be restricted to one item of hand luggage. (179478)

The Secretary of State announced last year that the one bag restriction would be lifted from 7 January 2008, subject to airports demonstrating that they would be able to handle the additional bags without adversely affecting security. 23 airports have been approved to fully lift the restriction. Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal Flight Connections Centre has also been approved. We expect the other parts of Gatwick Airport to achieve this aim later in the year.