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Birmingham Airport

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has now reached a decision on the possible designation of Birmingham Airport under the Policing of Airports Act 1974.

In consultation with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade, I have agreed in principle to a request from the West Midlands Metropolitan County Council to transfer the responsibility for policing Birmingham airport to the West Midlands police. The necessary negotiations will begin at once with a view to early designation under the Act.