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Missile Sites (Gainsborough)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will examine the old Thor missile sites in the Gains-borough area, and see if those that are still in his possession would be suitable for the deployment of the cruise missile.

Three out of the four former Thor sites near Gainsborough have been entirely or largely disposed of. A number of suitable sites are being examined in connection with the deployment of the cruise missile to this country. I shall make an announcement about the choice of site or sites in due course.