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Airports: Security

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules apply to security screening of United Kingdom domestic passengers travelling from United Kingdom airports; and whether they will place a copy of the relevant regulations in the Library of the House. [HL3911]

The Department for Transport is responsible for the national aviation security programme to which regulated airports within the UK are subject.

All passengers irrespective of destination are subject to the following standard security procedures; access controls, security questions, screening of hold and cabin baggage as well as passenger screening. Where necessary this screening can be enhanced by a hand search and further testing.

For security reasons it is not possible to provide more detail about the directions governing security and due to this sensitivity it is not appropriate to place this information in the Library of the House.