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14 May 2012 14:31
Many people back the use of body scanners at airports, according to a poll
Research has found that most British holidaymakers would back enhanced security at border controls and airports.
Nearly 90% of respondents would support more-thorough checks, while nearly two-thirds of the 1,000 polled said improved security was fundamental considering this summer's high-profile events including the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee.
Technology firm Unisys found body-scanners were backed by around three-quarters of those interviewed, with around the same number behind measures such as taking people's fingerprints.
The poll was carried out several months ago, before the issue of delays at Heathrow Airport's passport control had reared its head.
Passengers in transit faced with delays in airports will likely value their
travel insurance cover in the event they miss their flights.
Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association, said: "The UK is a world leader in aviation security.
"UK airports are already carrying out the highest standards of security checks for passengers departing the UK, and our airports will be applying the same rigorous security checks at search areas during the Olympic period."
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