asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ulster Defence Regiment bases have been closed in Northern Ireland in the last year; where these bases were located; and how many bases it is planned to close in the next 12 months.
One UDR base, in Northlands Place, Dungannon, has been closed in Northern Ireland since the beginning
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of 1979. In order to free UDR soldiers currently engaged in guarding tasks for other operational duties we plan to close five bases during the coming 12 months. These are at Loughgall, Newtownstewart, Maghera, Ballyclare and Lisburn—Denryvelgie House. Soldiers currently serving at these bases will be able to transfer to neighbouring companies, nearby.