HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c459W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has to resolve disturbance caused to those living near the Detmold tank depot near Paderborn in West Germany by groups of tanks driving to a practice field; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

British and German tanks share the Detmold depot. We make every effort to minimise the nearest disturbances when our tanks are moved, and we have recently stopped tank movements late at night or early in the morning. We inform the local village when tank movement is to take place; the local police and stadt authorities have agreed that there is no alternative route.