§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the future use of Armagh Army barracks.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Drumadd barracks, Armagh, was built in 1975 to accommodate units on short term emergency tours in and around the city. It was never intended to house a part of the permanent garrison. While it remains our hope to withdraw emergency tour units from the Province as soon as the RUC no longer requires its support, there are, at present, no plans to give up Drumadd. In fact a new company moved into the barracks only last week.