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Firing Range (Shoeburyness And Maplin)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of state for depence whether there has been an increase in the testing of ammunition on the shoeburyness and Maplin firing range; and whether this increased activity is likely to continue or be reduced at an early date.

Testing of ammunition at the establishment increased in 1979 compared with 1978, but the total amount of testing required varies from year to year and has been appreciably higher on occasions in the past. The present level of activity is likely to continue.