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Heathrow Airport: Security

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 51603, tabled on 20 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) projected and (b) actual efficiency is of the Smiths Detection security screening system in Heathrow Terminal 2.

Answered on

28 September 2021

Any equipment in use must meet the security standards set by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and be approved for use by the Department for Transport. Approved equipment can be found at We do not provide specific details of the security equipment in use for security reasons.