HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 c305W
10. Sir William van Straubenzee

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of service personnel serving in Gibraltar.

Mr. Stanley

There are some 1,770 United Kingdom personnel stationed on Gibraltar. In addition, there are about 225 Royal Naval personnel serving at sea but based in Gibraltar, some 105 members of the Royal Naval Reserve and about 260 personnel of the Gibraltar Regiment.

Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide additional aircraft, guns, missiles and surveillance radar in Gibraltar for the defence of the Straits of Gibraltar.

Mr. Stanley

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley (Sir P. Wall) on 27 June.—[Vol. 44, c.33.]