HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc13-4W

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what building work is under way at RAF Fairford, with particular reference to hangar capacity. [155116]


The building work currently under way at RAF Fairford involves a number of general infrastructure upgrade programmes. These include a fuel complex, a 4.5km perimeter road around the south-east portion of the airfield, some airfield pavement works, the construction of a single-bay portable aircraft shelter and a two-bay aircraft maintenance hangar capable of housing a wide variety of aircraft, including the USAF B-2 aircraft.

The current operational status of RAF Fairford as a NATO designated standby base will not change and no aircraft will be permanently stationed at the base.

Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to further secure the boundary fence at RAF Fairford. [155187]


Every aspect of security at all RAF bases, including RAF Fairford, is under constant review and improvements are made when necessary.

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