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Government plans to tighten aviation security

Home secretary Theresa May

The government is set to tighten its rules on aviation as part of new anti-terrorism legislation to be introduced in the House of Commons today.

Home secretary Theresa May is due to put forward a new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill to MPs on Wednesday (November 26).

As part of a raft of new anti-terrorism measures, May said the government was also “taking the opportunity to toughen our arrangements for aviation security”.

“This means requiring airlines to provide passenger data more effectively, changing the law to extend our ‘no-fly’ list, and strengthening our ability to impose security and screening requirements on travel to the UK,” added May in a speech earlier this week.

“If airlines do not give us passenger information or comply with our security screening rules, we will ensure they cannot fly to the United Kingdom.”

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