HC Deb 31 October 1996 vol 284 cc240-1W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals there are to extend the vetting of(a) in-house and (b) contract security staff at airports in the United Kingdom by permitting access to the police national computer; and if he will make a statement.[1028]

Mr. Bowis

Ministers agreed in August of this year that all security staff working at UK airports, whether in-house or contractors, should be subject to formal counter-terrorist checks against Government records, including criminal records held by the police. This is additional to the existing requirement for references to be obtained.