§ 57. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Aviation what is the result of the police investigation into various allegations made about the exploitation of Pakistani immigrants by London taxi drivers at London Airport.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
The police investigation, referred to by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations on 3rd May in reply to the hon. and learned Member for Ipswich (Mr. D. Foot), is concerned with allegations about exploitation of immigrants in this country in general, and not specifically with allegations regarding Heathrow. No special police investigation is being undertaken with regard to taxi-drivers at Heathrow, though naturally the Airport Police will co-operate in any way required in the wider investigation.
I am aware that from time to time a small minority of taxi-drivers has endeavoured to exploit passengers arriving at Heathrow, including immigrants from Pakistan, and the Civil Aviation Constabulary are doing everything possible to prevent this.