§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the role of(a) Fylingdales and (b) Menwith Hill in performing communications services in connection with action against terrorism. 
§ Mr. Ingram
RAF Fylingdales provides the UK with early warning of ballistic missile attack against the UK and Western Europe, and the US with early warning for North America. It does not perform a communications role.380W
RAF Menwith Hill is an integral part of the world-wide US Department of Defense communications network. which supports UK, US and NATO interests. Information concerning detailed operations at the base, including any role in performing communications services in connection with actions against terrorism, is withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on access to Government Information on the grounds of national security.