HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 c155W
17. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Air what savings will be effected in 1963–64 and in subsequent years by the disbanding of the Thor missile squadrons.

Mr. H. Fraser

£1.5 million in 1963–64, leading to full savings of £4–5 million in subsequent years.

Mr. Hilton

asked the Secretary of State for Air when it is intended to dismantle and remove the Thor missiles from the base at North Pickenham, Norfolk; when the Royal Air Force will vacate the site; and if he will state the future use of this base.

Mr. H. Fraser

On present plans the Thor missiles at North Pickenham will be dismantled and removed by the end of this year. As there will then be no further Royal Air Force requirement for the station arrangements will be made for its disposal under the normal procedure.