HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 cc218-9W
John Barrett

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what recent discussions he has had with representatives of BAA on safety standards at Edinburgh airport; [57311]

(2) when Government safety inspectors last visited Edinburgh airport; and when the next scheduled inspections will take place. [57312]

(3) what were the main findings of Government safety inspectors when they last visited Edinburgh airport with specific reference to (a) staff turnover, (b) staff working hours and (c) staff morale. [57313]

Mr. Jamieson

My Transport Security Inspectors have regular discussions with BAA management at Edinburgh airport on security matters, and carry out regular inspections. The last inspection was earlier this month. Inspections are unannounced for maximum effect and it would be inappropriate to indicate when the next inspections will take place. Staff management issues are for BAA to address. The CAA does not have any safety concerns regarding staff at the airport.

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