Aviation: Security

Transport written question – answered on 13th January 2010.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

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.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

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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