International Civil Aviation Organisation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Conservative, Wyre Forest

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to advocate a unilateral approach to airport staff screening at the International Civil Aviation Organization in 2019 as opposed to the mutual recognition approach discussed at the Transatlantic Aviation Security Industry Roundtable in 2018.

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

The UK Government has consistently advocated, in the International Civil Aviation Organization and in other forums, a global approach to tackling insider threat at airports based on 100% screening of staff, randomness and unpredictability as part of that screening, and background checks of staff working in secure areas or with access to sensitive security information.

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