HC Deb 20 November 1985 vol 87 cc169-70W
Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he will be making for additional police at Gatwick airport when the north terminal opens in 1987.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The policing of Gatwick airport is carried out by the Sussex police under a repayment arrangement with the British Airports Authority. It is the responsibility of the Sussex police authority to fix the authorised establishment of the force, subject to my right hon. Friend's approval. We have not received an application from the police authority for an increase in the police establishment in order to meet additional policing requirements at Gatwick airport in 1987.