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Body Searches

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the average time it takes to search an individual using a (a) body scanner and (b) pat down physical search. (309428)

The average time taken for a search by body scanner is between 20 and 90 seconds, depending on the technology employed. A hand search takes around 45 seconds.