HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 cc92-3W
Mr. More

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many ammunition storage depots in use by the Services in the United Kingdom since 1939 were on 10th January, 1967, vacant and still equipped with their storage buildings; what are their names; where they are situated; which at that date were available or on offer for reoccupation by the Services; which were visited and inspected in the three months before 10th January by or on behalf or by the request or suggestion of the Ministry; who paid such visits; and why no other depot was selected for occupation by the United States Services instead of the former Admiralty depot at Ditton Priors.

Mr. Reynolds

A number of ammunition storage depots were available for this purpose on the date in question, but it was known, without carrying out special inspections, that only three of them met the necessary conditions in respect of size, condition and general location. All three of these, one of which was Ditton Priors, were required in order to meet the needs of the United States forces.