MPs want airport queues cut, so airport security needs to relax
Airport security is, basically, a massive pain in the balls. They make you take your belt off like your some kind of prisoner and they stand you in endless queues, herded up like you're potential veal.
It's dreadful and it is all the fault of terrorists who invariably find all this hilarious.
However, the Home Affairs Select Committee aren't laughing and they want Border Force to sort it out. Their solution? To cut waiting times by making security a bit more lax and to put pointless signs up warning passengers how long they'll have to wait to get through arrivals halls. The latter will really rub it in, eh?
Keith Vaz, chairman of the committee, said: "I am very pleased to see that the Minister for Immigration has kept his promise to the Committee that during the Olympics every kiosk at airports in the South East would be manned. However, as the Olympics finish international students will begin to arrive. We must ensure that the situation does not revert back to that witnessed prior to the Olympics."
"The Home Office must immediately reinstate the risk based pilot for entry checks that was abandoned by the Home Secretary last November."
This "risk-based" trial basically allowed border control people to waive security checks against certain people. On top of that, there could be an introduction of "smart zones" which will see passengers being screened before arrival. However, there's still the issue of long queues. "It is unacceptable for these long queue times to recur on a monthly basis,” the report said.