HC Deb 01 March 1983 vol 38 cc109-10W
26. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about security at RAF Greenham common.

Mr. Blaker

I am satisfied that security at RAF Greenham common is being maintained at an adequate level given its current role and status. The base is not at present operational. Recent incursions on to the base by demonstrators, which have been dealt with promptly by the civil and Ministry of Defence police, have posed no threat to any of the equipment or facilities at the cruise missile site, which is still currently under construction. When cruise missiles are deployed there later this year—in the absence of agreement to the contrary at Geneva—security arrangements at the missile storage site will be most rigorous in line with those at other similar defence establishments.