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Theresa Villiers (Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport; Chipping Barnet, Conservative)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of full body scanning security equipment for airports that does not use passive millimetre wave technology.

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Paul Clark (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport; Gillingham, Labour)

The Department for Transport has assessed the effectiveness of active millimetre wave and backscatter X-ray technology. It is envisaged that the body scanners to be deployed at UK airports will use either of these methods.

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