§ Mr. English
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why an aircraft flying from Guernsey to Germany by way of Biggin Hill must land at Gatwick as well to obtain customs clearance, being charged an extra landing fee, when the same aircraft is allowed to fly from Germany to Guernsey by way of Biggin Hill alone.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
An aircraft flying from Guernsey to Germany by way of Biggin Hill, is not required to land at Gatwick, or any other customs airport, for customs clearance purposes. Under the terms of the Prevention of Terrorism (Supplemental Temporary Provisions) Order 1976 (S.I., 1976, No. 465), however, an aircraft wishing to make a flight of this kind from Biggin Hill without the prior permission of the Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, would be required to make an intermediate landing at Gatwick or some other airport designated in the order.