Statement: Alan Johnson on aviation and border security

06 January 2010

Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, made a statement in the Commons on the failed attempt to destroy a passenger plane coming in to land at Detroit airport on Christmas Day, and its implications for national security.

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). The statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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