§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the location by parliamentary 577W constituency of (a) all United States non-nuclear bases in the United Kingdom and (b) all United Kingdom non-nuclear bases in the United Kingdom;
(2) if he will list the location by parliamentary constituency of (a) all Royal Air Force facilities in the United Kingdom and (b) all United States bases and facilities in the United Kingdom;
(3) if he will list the location by parliamentary constituency of (a) all royal ordnance factories, (b) all royal dockyards and (c) all Ministry of Defence facilities, itemising them also;
(4) if he will list the location by parliamentary constituency of (a) all Army barracks and (b) all Royal Navy bases in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[pursuant to his reply, 19 November 1985, c. 199]: The following bases and facilities have been made available for use by United States forces in the United Kingdom. It is a longstanding convention of this and previous Governments not to confirm or deny the presence of nuclear weapons at any location; accordingly, the role of bases and facilities are not specified in this respect.
Constituency Main Operating Base RAF Alconbury Huntingdon RAF Bentwaters Suffolk, Coastal RAF Fairford Cirencester and Tewkesbury RAF Lakenheath Bury St. Edmunds RAF Mildenhall Bury St. Edmunds RAF Upper Heyford Banbury RAF Woodbridge Suffolk, Coastal Holy Loch Argyll and Bute Standby Deployment Bases RAF Greenham Common(1) Newbury RAF Scunthorpe Norfolk, North RAF Wethersfield Braintree Storage/Support Facilities RAF Bicester Banbury Bramley Basingstoke RAF Brawdy Pembroke Broughton Moor Workington RAF Burtonwood Warrington, North RAF Caerwent Monmouth RAF Chelveston Bedfordshire, North RAF Chilwell Broxtowe Eastcote Ruislip-Northwood Felixstowe Suffolk, Coastal RAF Feltwell Norfolk, South-West Framlingham Suffolk, Coastal Glen Douglas Dumbarton High Wycombe Air Station (Daws Hill) Wycombe RAF Hullavington Wiltshire, North RAF Hythe Romsey and Waterside RAF Kemble Cirencester and Tewkesbury London USN Europe HQ City of London and Westminster, South RAF Machrihanish Argyll and Bute Marchwood Romsey and Waterside RAF Molesworth(2) Huntingdon Oakington Cambridgeshire, South-East Ridgewell Saffron Walden RAF Ruislip Ruislip-Northwood RAF Spadeadam Penrith and The Border RAF St. Mawgan Cornwall, North RAF Upwood Huntingdon RAF Welford Newbury RAF Walton Norfolk, South-West
Constituency Contingency Wartime Hospitals RAF Chessington(3) Surbiton RAF Little Rissington Cirencester and Tewkesbury RAF Nocton Hall Grantham Communications Facilities Aberdeen Kincardine and Deeside RAF Barford St. John Banbury RAF Barkway Hertfordshire, North Botley Hill Surrey, East Bovingdon Hertfordshire, South-West RAF Chicksands Mid-Bedfordshire Coldblow Mid-Kent Christmas Common Henley RAF Croughton Daventry Daventry Daventry Dunkirk Canterbury RAF Edzell Kincardine and Deeside RAF Fylingdales Ryedale Great Bromley Colchester, North RAF Inverbervie Kincardine and Deeside RAF Kinnabeer Angus, East Latheron Caithness and Sutherland Martlesham Suffolk, Coastal Menwith Hill Skipton and Ripon Mormond Hill Banff and Buchan Fort Murkle Caithness and Sutherland RAF Uxbridge Uxbridge
(1) Also base for ground-launched cruise missiles.
(2) Planned GLCM base as well as storage and property disposal facility used by the United States Department of Defence.
(3) RAF Chessington has recently been made available for use by the United States army as a peacetime storage facility and as a war time hospital.
Records of the locations of bases and facilities used by the Ministry of Defence and the armed services bases and facilities are not maintained in the form requested, and I regret that this information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Royal ordnance factories are located in the following constituencies:
Constituency Royal ordnance factory, Burghfield Newbury Royal ordnance factory, Cardiff Cardiff North
The following factories and facilities were transferred to Royal Ordnance plc on 2 January 1985. I am advised that they are located in the following constituencies:
Constituency Birtley Blaydon Bishopton Renfrew, West and Inverclyde Blackburn Rossendale and Darwen Bridgwater Bridgwater Chorley Chorley Enfield Enfield, North Featherstone Staffordshire, South Glascoed Monmouth Leeds Leeds, East Nottingham Nottingham, South Patricroft Eccles Powfoot Dumfries Radway Green Congleton Summerfield Wyre Forest Waltham Abbey Epping Forest Westcott Buckingham
The royal dockyards are situated in the following constituencies:579W
Constituency Rosyth Dunfermline, East Devonport Plymouth, Devonport