§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many Libyan student engineers are in training at (a) Heathrow (b) Gatwick and (c) any other airports; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
[pursuant to his reply, 27 January 1986, c. 387]: My Department does not keep a detailed record of the numbers of Libyan students being trained at United Kingdom airports; the arrangements whereby foreign nationals are admitted to and remain in this country are a matter for the Home Secretary. I understand that 180 Libyan engineering apprentices are being trained by British Airways at Heathrow, 22 are being trained by British Caledonian at Gatwick and about 50 are being trained at other United Kingdom airports. My Department has issued guidelines to British Airways and British Caledonian on the special security arrangements to which these apprentices should be subject.