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Volume 939: debated on Friday 25 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if Her Majesty's Government have taken any steps since withdrawing the British military presence from Gan, to ensure that the important military installations on the island do not fall into Soviet hands.

I understand that the former airfield at Gan is now in a totally unusable condition and that all but a few of the items of airfield equipment have been removed by the Maldivian Government.