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Aviation: Security

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on restrictions imposed by other countries on passengers carrying liquids on aeroplanes. (248505)

Liquid restrictions are in place at all EC airports as required under EC aviation security regulations. In late 2006 the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) issued a recommendation to each of its 190 contracting states that restrictions on the hand carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) through security search points should be imposed. Most major states have applied such restrictions, including the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and Singapore.