Aviation: Security

Transport written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Neil Gerrard Neil Gerrard Labour, Walthamstow

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he discussed with the Secretary of State for Health the potential health implications of the use of body scanners at airports.

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

No ministerial discussions have been held with the Department of Health. However, the Health Protection Agency has provided a risk assessment covering the use of those security scanners which use ionising radiation. This has been made publicly available on the Department for Transport's website and placed in the Library of the House.

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