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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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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Labour, Bolton West 12:00 pm, 21st February 2012

There are two parts to this. First, is there a risk that, at some airports where the risk is thought to be less, we could have an issue where security was less? At the moment, trans-Atlantic flights are perhaps most at risk, but terrorists will always look for any opportunity, so is there that risk? The other part that goes alongside that is: if it based on profiling and so on, is there more risk that Asian people, for instance, will be targeted more than white people or particular groups of people for that additional surge in security? How do we ensure that it is not discriminatory?