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Government Airport Security to Double

In the wake of the French terrorist attacks, the Government is to double its airport security.
MP, Theresa May addressed the House of Commons this week with the news.

In a statement she said that the Government would recruit 1,900 security and intelligence officers as a result of the terror attacks in France, and recently the Egyptian aircraft disaster, saying, “We will also boost aviation security. That is why the prime minister has ordered a rapid review of security at a number of airports around the world. Aviation specialists will conduct assessments over the next two months at locations in the Middle East and North Africa in particular. This follows additional measures that the UK and US put in place at a number of potentially vulnerable airports over the past year, steps which will be reviewed to check that they go far enough.”

The Government and the National Security Council will be in discussions this week, to draw up plans that meet the heightened security threat to the UK.

Ms May added, “We will also boost aviation security. That is why the prime minister has ordered a rapid review of security at a number of airports around the world. Aviation specialists will conduct assessments over the next two months at locations in the Middle East and North Africa in particular. This follows additional measures that the UK and US put in place at a number of potentially vulnerable airports over the past year, steps which will be reviewed to check that they go far enough.”