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  Security review after flour bombs
Updated 20 May 2004, 08.41
The power wafts behind the Prime Minister
A review of security at the Houses of Parliament has been ordered after Wednesday's flour bomb attack.

Around 5m is expected to be spent on updating the system to help stop similar incidents happening again.

New security measures already planned include an new entrance where members of the public would be screened.

Tony Blair, Chancellor Gordon Brown and other senior politicians were pelted with flour dyed purple by a dads' rights group called Fathers 4 Justice.

Purple dust fills the Commons
Purple dust fills the Commons

The security review will look at the system that allows people to sit in the public gallery.

It will also ask why MPs were allowed to leave the room before they knew what the purple powder was.

High profile protesters

The incident comes just weeks after a 600,000 security screen was installed in the Commons. Two men have been arrested following the flour attacks.

Fathers 4 Justice, which campaigns for dads to be allowed to see their kids, has carried out lots of high-profile protests in recent months.

Sometimes dressed as superheroes, protesters have climbed bridges and brought traffic to a standstill.

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