Home Office written question – answered on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Stone of Blackheath Lord Stone of Blackheath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL16054), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level; and whether they will reconsider this ban if it is found to have increased the threat level.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

I refer the noble Lord to my previous response.

The threat level to the UK from international terrorism is kept under constant review by the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, whose judgements about the threat level are made on the basis of the very latest reporting and intelligence. This can change at any time as different information becomes available.

The current threat level from international terrorism is judged to be SEVERE, meaning an attack is highly likely.

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