HC Deb 29 January 1979 vol 961 c323W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many X-ray machines for baggage have been installed to date at each of the British Airports Authority airports; and if he will take steps to investigate any problems caused by delays in acquiring and installing such equipment.

Mr. Clinton Davis

There are 11 X-ray machines at Heathrow; two at Glasgow and one at Edinburgh. Until recently there was one at Gatwick but this is unserviceable. It is the intention to instal more devices at BAA, and other, airports during this year; meanwhile, searching by hand of passengers' baggage is continuing.

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