The People | July 27, 2008
By Nigel Nelson

Cinema-GOERS may be searched on the way into shows in a new crackdown on suicide bombers.

Theatres, restaurants and hotels will also be covered in an anti-terror blueprint to be published by Security Minister Lord West later this year.

Diners, hotel guests and theatre-goers could all have to undergo searches.

And designers of public buildings will need to get security advice from "police architectural liaison officers" on how to make buildings bomb-proof. "We are developing guidance to explain the Government's approach to protection," said Lord West.

From next month owners of pubs, bars and clubs will also be able to take part in exercises with police to make their premises safe.

Using multi-media DVD simulation they will be told how to spot suspicious customers and evacuate their buildings.