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Private Police Forces

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will list in the Official Report any private police forces for which he is in any respect responsible, indicating their present strength and the statutes in which any specific powers are conferred on each such force.

The Manchester Airport Police, with present strength of 68, derive their powers from the Manchester Corporation Act 1954; and the Birmingham Airport Police, with 29, from the Birmingham Corporation Act 1970. I am not responsible for these private police forces, but I have a general responsibility for airports.