asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the number of American military installations, stores and bases in the United Kingdom; and what is the definition of each of these terms used in drawing up the list.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Defence Procurement to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, North (Mr. McNamara) on 27 November at columns 577–8. Main operating bases are permanent large scale operational installations and standby deployment bases are reserve airfields which can be activated in time of emergency and which may be used for exercises at other times.