UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Full body scanners should be deployed with more urgency – Baker

Press Release   •   Jan 04, 2010 10:37 GMT

“Once again the Department for Transport looks flat footed," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary.

Commenting on the Government’s delay in deploying X-ray style body scanners at airports across the country, Norman Baker said:

“While full-body scanners shouldn’t be seen as a panacea, any measure that improves security at UK airports should be welcomed.

“The Government ought to have made more progress than it has in deploying these scanners. Ministers face serious questions about why they have not been introduced with much greater urgency.

“Once again the Department for Transport looks flat footed and the price is being paid by hundreds of thousands of people going through our airports.”