To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many US Department of Homeland Security officials are based at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports; and how long each such official has been based at each airport.
24 February 2016
Under the US Immigration Advisory Program, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers operate in an advisory capacity at Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airports to support airlines in identifying passengers who should be prevented from boarding flights destined to the US. CBP officers have been operating at Heathrow since 2007, and at Gatwick and Manchester since 2008. The UK Government cannot comment on the number of CBP deployed at each location – this is an operational matter for the US Government.