Airports: Security

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ethnic background is one of the criteria for searching or screening the luggage of those travelling into the United Kingdom at international airports.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Neville-Jones): Ethnic background is not one of the criteria used for searching or screening luggage for customs or immigration purposes of persons travelling into the United Kingdom.

Updated: 26/07/2010 — 3:12 PM