asked the Secretary of State for Defence who authorised the search of the NAAFI hostel at Salamanca barracks, Soest in West Germany on 10 February 1987; what evidence there was to justify this search; what was the outcome of the search; what guidelines the Royal Military police operate under when dealing with civilians: and if NAAFI employees in Germany are subject to the same discipline as service personnel.
The search of the NAAFI hostel at Salamanca barracks, Soest in West Germany on 10 February was authorised by the commanding officer of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps in his capacity as Station Commander, Soest. It was considered justified as a result of witness evidence received to the effect that stolen goods were held on the premises. This allegation was also considered pertinent to an inquiry being undertaken into offences committed at the NAAFI HQ in Soest in 1986. Nothing of evidential value was found during the search. The Royal Military police operate under the following guidelines when dealing with civilian personnel: