London, Jan.21 (ANI):British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has told members of parliament here that a majority of hotels in the country have been placed on a state of high alert in anticipation of a Mumbai-style terrorist attack.
Appearing before the Commons Home Affairs committee, Smith was quoted by The Sun as saying that the atrocities in Mumbai in November - which claimed nearly 200 lives - had triggered an overhaul of Britain's "protective security arrangements".
She said: "We have taken the opportunity of the review that we have done to accelerate the publication of protective security guidance to both hotels and hotel security professionals and giving them the best advice.
"We have a network of counter-terrorism security advisers who are able to supplement that advice by actually visiting specific venues and delivering training."
Smith, however, said that she did not want the checks to make peoples' lives a misery. (ANI)