Aviation: Security

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th November 2015.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what variations his Department allows between security measures applied at airports.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

All airports in the UK are, as a minimum, required to meet the statutory security requirements set out in the UK National Aviation Security Programme (NASP). This comprises of EU requirements and some UK specific more stringent measures. The airports are responsible for the implementation of the requirements. Security at the airports is multi-layered and may include a number of different screening procedures and equipment in order to deliver the required security standards. It is also open to airports to have in place security measures additional to those required by regulation.

For obvious reasons it would not be appropriate to provide details on the specific security measures being applied. We do however keep aviation security measures under constant review.

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