§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out in the Official Report any agreements between the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man concerning the use of military facilities on the island.
§ Mr. Wiggin
There are three main agreements between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man concerning the use of military facilities on the island. First, the Army has general training rights over 20,000 acres of land owned by the Isle of Man Forestry, Mines and Lands Board. These rights do not include the use of live ammunition and heavy vehicles. Secondly, the Army leases from the Isle of Man Government Property Trustees 10.43 acres of land at Jurby camp. There are no special restrictions on the use of this land other than that it should be employed for general military purposes. Thirdly, the Royal Air Force has a sea bombing range at Jurby Head, the use of which is regulated by local byelaws.