HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1181-2W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Ministry of Defence Police is expected to make efficiency savings. [152239]

Mr. Caplin

The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is required to identify, and make, efficiency savings through the departmental financial planning process.

Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Ministry of Defence Police stations have been closed in the past two years; and what representations he has received from police forces about the closure of Ministry of Defence Police stations. [152240]

Mr. Caplin

Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) station closures, during the last two years are detailed below:

MOD Police Station Date of closure
RO Nottingham 8 February 2002
ATR Lichfield 25 March 2002
HMS Cambridge 31 March 2002
AFC Harrogate 29 July 2002
Netheravon 30 September 2002
West Freugh 30 September 2002
Longcross Barracks 30 November 2002
DERA Pendine 30 November 2002
DERA Shoeburyness January 2003
HMS Forest Moor 31 October 2003
Feltham Station 30 January 2004

In addition, the MDP Agency Management Board have determined that MDP Area Policing Teams will be replaced by Divisional Support Groups (DSGs) in April 2004, involving some changes of locations. Mr. C. D. Lee, Deputy Chief Constable, Dorset Police and Mr. S. Long, Deputy Chief Constable, Wiltshire Constabulary, have both written to the Chief Constable, MDP about the planned MDP DSGs.