[holding answer 17 March 2008]: I refer the hon. Member to my previous answer on this matter of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 612W.
This information is not held centrally. There is no requirement for the police or airport operator to provide Government with the details of the agreed policing provision or the related costs. The number and cost of uniformed police officers at designated airports is for negotiation at local level by the airport operator and police.
However, the Government are also considering how to implement the conclusions of the independent report into airport policing, with the aim of clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the police, airport operators and other agencies to deliver a high level of security at UK airports and we will set out proposals on this later in the year.