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Department for Transport statement on aviation security

Decision to step up some aviation security measures.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The UK government keeps aviation security under constant review in conjunction with international partners and the aviation industry.

We have taken the decision to step up some of our aviation security measures. For obvious reasons we will not be commenting in detail on those changes. The majority of passengers should not experience significant disruption. There will be no change to the threat level, which remains at substantial.

The safety and security of the public is our paramount concern. The UK has some of the most robust aviation security measures and we will continue to take all the steps necessary to ensure that public safety is maintained.

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Published 2 July 2014