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Home Office in the media: 22 March

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Today's Home Office related news includes coverage of new air travel rules that will see certain electronic devices banned from cabins and articles on a Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on hate crime.

New regulations for electronics on flights

There is widespread print and broadcast coverage of the Government's decision to introduce new rules which ban certain electronic devices from the cabins of passenger flights into the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

The Department for Transport is leading on the Government response.

Google and hate crime

The Times, Guardian, Mail and Financial Times all report on a Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on hate crime yesterday. The reports say that during the evidence session, it was claimed that Google has risked breaking anti-terror laws by failing to remove illegal recruitment videos by the  far-right group National Action.

Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Counter Extremism Minister Sarah Newton gave evidence at the hearing, which can be found here.

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