§ Captain Orr
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the number of Royal Naval Armament Depôts in the United Kingdom, the number in Northern Ireland, the number closed down since 1st January, 1965, and the number proposed to be closed by 1st January, 1967; and how many of the last category are situated in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
There are 17 main and subsidiary Royal Naval Armament Depots in the United Kingdom, three of which are in Northern Ireland. Two depôts—one in Essex and 309W one in Shropshire—completed their closures after 1st January, 1965. Twenty-eight others had been closed over the previous nine years. Apart from the announced closure of the Royal Naval Armament Depot at Crossgar by 1st October next, there are no plans to close any other depots before 1st January, 1967.