HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 c145W
Mr. Tierney

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.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

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.