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Examination of Witnesses

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 21st February 2012.

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Ricky Fiander: That is a very difficult question. There are almost diametrically opposed solutions to aviation security. In Europe, although there is an overall piece of legislation providing minimum standards, the member states choose to implement it very differently. In the UK more stringent measures are applied, which the European legislation allows for. I guess you have to ask whether the UK is perceived as a higher risk than Portugal. The answer is probably yes. Those extra measures reflect that.