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Volume 485: debated on Monday 8 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many body scanners his Department operates in (a) airports, (b) ports and (c) railway stations; and where each is located. (241784)

The Department for Transport has been involved in trials of body scanner technology at Luton and Heathrow airports, and at Paddington railway station, as part of joint industry and Government effort to further improve the security of the travelling public in the UK. Currently there are no body scanners deployed for transport security purposes at airports, ports and railway stations.