HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 cc721-2W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 2 March 1998, Official Report, column 490, how many of his Department's personnel are based at (i) Abbey Wood, (ii) RAF Alconbury, Molesworth and Upwood, (iii) RAF Bentley Priory, (iv) Boscombe Down, (v) RAF Bracknell, (vi) RAF Brampton, (vii) RAF Brize Norton, (viii) RAF Coltishall, (ix) RAF Cranwell, (x) RAF Croughton, (xi) RAF Digby, (xii) RAF Daws Hill, Hythe and West Ruislip, (xiii) Eastcote, (xiv) RAF Fairford, (xv) RAF Farnborough, (xvi) RAF Fylingdales, (xvii) RAF High Wycombe, (xviii) RAF Honnington, (xix) RAF Lakenheath and RAF Feltwell, (xx) RAF Leuchars, (xxi) Landwater, (xxii) RAF Lyneham, (xxiii) RAF Morham, (xxiv) RAF Menwith Hill, (xxv) RAF Mildenhall, (xxvi) RAF Oakhanger, (xxvii) RAF Spadeadam, (xxviii) RAF Uxbridge, (xxix) RAF Valley, (xxx) RAF Waddington, (xxxi) Waterbeach, (xxxii) RAF Wittering, (xxxiii) RAF Wyton, (xxxiv) Ipswich and (xxxv) London. [33574]

Dr. Reid

[holding answer 9 March 1998]: The numbers of MoD Personnel based at the requested locations are given in the table. Data are at 1 February 1998.

All MoD personnel within London and other selected locations as at 1 February 1998
Abbey Wood 4,324
RAF Alconbury, Molesworth and Upwood 32
RAF Bentley Priority1 440
RAF Boscombe Down 907
RAF Bracknell 351
RAF Brampton 1,520
RAF Brize Norton 3,497
RAF Coltishall 1,571
RAF Cranwell 2,048
RAF Croughton 13
RAF Digby 892
RAF Daws Hill, Hythe and West Ruislip 174
Eastcote1 8
RAF Fairford 11
RAF Farnborough 1,734
RAF Fylingdales 155
RAF High Wycombe 2,041
RAF Honnington 1,389
RAF Lakenheath and RAF Feltwell 50
RAF Leuchars 1,656
RAF Lyneham 2,874
RAF Marham 2,000
RAF Menwith Hill 25
RAF Mildenhall 37
RAF Oakhanger 218
RAF Spadeadam 124
RAF Uxbridge1 794
RAF Valley 516
RAF Waddington 2,487
Waterbeach 181
RAF Wittering 1,776
RAF Wyton 2,522
Ipswich 1,330
London 17,139
Total 54,836
1Personnel within these areas, although within London, are not counted within the London total, to avoid double counting.
2Further to my answer to the hon. Member for Lewes (Mr. Baker), 2 March 1998, Official Report, column 490, I regret that Landwater was erroneously typed as Loudwater.

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