Transport: Terrorism

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 12 March 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on strategies to protect transport hubs throughout the UK against terrorist activity.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

There is an established system for protecting transport from the threat of terrorism delivered by the Department for Transport in partnership with industry and police. That transport security regime forms part of the Home Office’s wider counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. As such Ministers and officials are in regular dialogue with Home Office counterparts, striving to ensure that transport security measures are responsive to the evolving threat.

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