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Raf Molesworth

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence why permission has been refused for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to use fields surrounding RAF Molesworth for the forthcoming Easter demonstration.

[pursuant to his answer, 18 March 1985, c. 412]: It is not the Ministry of Defence's practice to make land or facilities available for the purpose of protest. However, in order to assist the civil police in their efforts to minimise the inconvenience to local people likely to be caused by demonstrations at Molesworth this Easter, some unfenced surplus land near Molesworth is being made available to the civil police at their request. The civil police have authority, should they decide it would assist them in controlling events, to allow CND organisers on to this land in the Easter period.