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Woodbridge (Air Force Station)

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, since the Government is at present paying the rating authority £22,002 for the year in lieu of rates in respect of RAF Woodbridge, occupied by the USAF, if he will specify the make up of this figure in terms of ind-dividual dwellings, accommodation for what numbers of their personnel, and under other significant headings, including water and sewerage, stipulating area measurements and demands on facilities as applicable.

I have been asked to reply.Contributions in lieu of rates for the year 1974–75 amounting to £22,002·82p are made by Her Majesty's Treasury for 258 houses occupied by USAF personnel and their families at Woodbridge RAF station. The main RAF station provides facilities for the reception of sewage for the houses.the power to give selective assistance to industry under Section 7 of the Industry Act 1972, which is to be transferred to the Secretary of State for Scotland in July should not be transferred to the Assembly after devolution. The Government have noted this suggestion. No decisions have yet been made.