HC Deb 06 July 1960 vol 626 c38W
Mr. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for Air in what circumstances units of allied air forces at Royal Air Force stations can be put on an alert without his permission.

Mr. Ward

As has often been explained, the use in emergency of bases in this country by United States forces is subject to joint decision by the United Kingdom and United States Governments. Joint decisions are not required for exercises and similar training activities.

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