HC Deb 15 April 2002 vol 383 cc736-7W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to increase security at UK airports. [45902]

Mr. Jamieson

Following the attacks on 11 September, heightened aviation security measures were immediately introduced at all UK airports and for all airlines operating from the UK. Security requirements remain at an enhanced level.

An additional package of action was announced by the Secretary of State on 28 March, following the review of airside security carried out as a result of the recent robberies at Heathrow. Measures include enhancements to current access control systems, extensions to the use of counter terrorist checks and criminal record checks for airport staff, and improvement of CCTV systems at airports.

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