HC Deb 19 May 1986 vol 98 c25W
34. Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what further steps are being taken to prevent the hijacking of aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

I have strengthened the arrangements at airports for searching passengers and their baggage; and I have issued directions under the Aviation Security Act to prevent Libyan trainee mechanics having access to non-public parts of airports or working on aircraft, and to prevent Libyan trainee pilots from flying solo. Our measures are being kept under constant review.