§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 set out in Circular 7/77 from his Department are relevant to an application by the United States Air Force to reactivate or change the status of an air base in the United Kingdom; and whether he is satisfied that, in the case of any such application currently under consideration, the relevant provisions are being complied with:
(2) what representations he has received concerning the environmental effects of any application by the United States Air Force to reactivate or change the status of any air base in the United Kingdom; and what action he has taken or intends to take upon any such application.
§ Mr. Shore
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 14th March 1978; Vol. 946, c. 170], gave the following information:
The only request by the United States Air Force currently under consideration is one for the reactivation of RAF Green-ham Common. This proposal is being considered by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Defence, and the representations I have received have been passed on to him for consideration in the first instance along with those which have been made to him direct. For the relevance of DOE Circular 7/77 I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Air Force to the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Hooson) on 13th March.—[Vol. 946. c. 89.]