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Aviation: Security

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the aviation security summit referred to by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State the hon. Member for Poplar and Canning Town (Jim Fitzpatrick) in the Westminster Hall debate on 10 July 2007, Official Report, column 366WH, took place; what conclusions were reached at the summit; and if she will make a statement. (180077)

The summit was hosted by the Secretary of State on 19 July 2007 and was attended by senior representatives from the aviation industry. The main conclusions from the summit were that Government and industry should work together to ensure passengers arriving at airports last summer were better prepared and to consider how the one bag restriction can be lifted without compromising security.