§ 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 737W 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.