HL Deb 03 December 2001 vol 629 c85WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will refuse permission to the United States Government to develop radar facilities in this country to enable the use of their national missile defence policy. [HL 1514]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

The US Administration have not yet decided what sort of missile defence system they will ultimately seek to deploy and have made no formal request to Her Majesty's Government for the use of facilities in the UK for missile defence purposes. It therefore remains premature to indicate how we would respond to any specific request. We have, however, made clear that we would wish to be helpful to our closest ally.