HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 cc147-8W
Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the military construction projects undertaken in the United Kingdom since 1979 which have been partially or wholly funded by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation infrastructure programme.

Mr. Freeman

The United Kingdom has, since 1979, undertaken approximately 170 military construction projects which have been partially or wholly funded by the NATO infrastructure programme. It is not the practice to publish details of operational facilities provided at individual locations. However, listed below, against the appropriate NATO Infrastructure category, are the main types of infrastructure funded military construction projects, which have been implemented in the United Kingdom in the period in question.

NATO Category Projects
1. Airfields Airfield Survival Measures

Conversion Works for

various Aircraft.

Provision of Essential

Operating Facilities.

Provision of Physical

Protection Facilities.

Fuel Storage Facilities.

Restoration/Construction of


Construction of Avionics


2. Communications Erection of control buildings

and aerial masts.

Cabling works.

Construction of Ground


3. War Headquarters Restoration/New Construction

at Allied War Headquarters

4. POL (Petrol Oil Lubricants) Provision/restoration of fuel


5. Naval Bases Restoration/New Construction

at Naval Bases to provide

storage of POL/


Processing Facilities.

Jetty improvements/


6. Training Installations Provision of facilities in support

of training for NATO


7. Radar Warning Installations Provision of radar installations.
8. Surface to surface Missile Installation Ground Launched Cruise

Missile (GLCM).

Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for defence whether any civilian facility is eligible for funding under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation infrastructure programme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

No. The NATO infrastructure programme is established to provide military facilities to fulfil the defined minimum operational requirements of the NATO military authorities.