UK: Home Affairs Select Committee: Body Scanners: Counter Terrorism Measures in British Airports: Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report


UK: Home Affairs Select Committee: Body Scanners: Counter Terrorism Measures in British Airports: Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report (pdf). Includes response to the Committee's enthusiasm for the wide-spread introduction of body scanners.

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments: "Existing normal walk-through scanners can detect metal objects and the the EU has already agreed that by 29 April 2014, all airports must have the capability to screen liquids, aerosols and gels in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EC) N° 300/2008. See: Introduction of liquids onboard of aircrafts State of play (pdf). This would seem to leave the detection of plastic and liquid explosives: Perhaps what needs investment instead of body scanners, are non-intrusive walk-through scanners that can detect metal, liquid and plastic/liquid explosives?"

 

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