British parliament to discuss new draft

British parlement to discuss new "anti terror" draft bill that an automated system will be developed to identify "high-risk" passengers

British parliament to discuss new draft

World Bulletin / News Desk 

New "anti-terror" measures requiring airlines to provide information on passengers before their aircraft land in Britain are set to be discussed by the British Parliament.

The extra measures, laid out under the U.K. Counter Terrorism Bill to be discussed Tuesday, include steps which would enable authorities to bar some passengers, including children, from boarding aircraft.

British Deputy Interior Minister James Brokenshire, who is responsible for security and immigration, said: "This important legislation will prevent some people who depart overseas for war from entering the country."

According to the draft bill, an automated system will be developed to identify "high-risk" passengers who will then not be allowed to fly.

The government will be able to fine carriers about £50,000 ($75,000) if they do not share their passenger lists, local media reported.

The debate comes after another bill was passed by the British government last month which was described as seeking to deal with the "threat posed" by British passport holders fighting in Syria and Iraq after their return to the United Kingdom.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Mart 2015, 17:21
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