§ 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.