Clause 78 - Aviation security directions etc

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:00 pm on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Labour, Bolton West 1:00 pm, 8th March 2012

That is my concern. I am not saying that it is based on any evidence, but the points on which people will be profiled must be specified. We were told, both at the Select Committee and here, that the issue is also about looking at people’s behaviour—how they purchase tickets, insurance policies and other things. However, I am concerned that a fundamental element underneath that is saying, “But that group of people is  more likely to be committing that offence.” Certainly, that happens on the streets with the police. The idea is that a certain group of people is more likely to commit an offence.