asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will give details of Metropolitan Police costs at Heathrow Airport for each year since the responsibility was assumed by the Airports Division, and whether they will estimate the proportions of manpower and time allocated to its various principal duties.
The amounts charged for police services at Heathrow (including overheads) have been as follows:
|1974–75 (November to March)||1.132|
asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will detail the sources from which Metropolitan Police costs at Heathrow Airport are met, the basis on which these calculations are made, the system by which overhead costs are allocated among contributions and the proportion of police time currently allocated to anti-terrorist duties.
Police costs are met by the British Airports Authority under the Policing of Airports Act 1974. The charges take account, inter alia, of the number of police personnel directly employed on duties relating to the policing of the airport; the scale used for the recovery of costs for the provision of special services under the Police Act 1964; a percentage addition to cover overheads; and the costs of traffic wardens. Costs attributable to security duties (including overheads) are met from the Aviation Security Fund. Since 1974 50 per cent. of uniformed police costs and 12½ per cent. of CID costs have been reimbursed in this way, but these proportions are under review.