HC Deb 22 July 1977 vol 935 c735W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many rifle ranges have been temporarily taken out of use during the past 12 months; for what

Range Reason When reopened or to be reopened
Purfleet, Essex (three ranges out of a five range complex). Maintenance of stop butts October 1977
Gosport (Browndown), Hampshire. Reductions in civilian manpower Not known. To be reviewed in 1978.
Churn, Berkshire Safety Not known
RMA Sandhurst, Surrey Realignment due to building in vicinity Not known
Chickerell, Dorset Safety September 1977
Mere, Wiltshire Safety Reopened
Bulford, Wiltshire Maintenance Reopened
Llansilin, Shropshire Lack of usage due to move of nearby unit Not known
Wedgnock, Warwickshire Safety, due to subsidence of firing point and stop butts. Not known
Ross on Wye, Herefordshire Problems over firing rights Not known. Negotiations are in progress.
Sealand, Cheshire Repairs to stop butts Not known
Cragbank, Lancashire Repairs to fences July 1977
Bromeswell, Suffolk Safety Not known
Penally, Dyfed Maintenance Reopened
Severn Tunnel, Gwent Maintenance Reopened
Ty Croes, Gwynedd Reductions in civilian manpower Not known
Totley, Yorkshire Safety Not known
Cwm Gwdi, Powys Maintenance Reopened