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Military Bases (Closures)

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what closures of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or United States bases have been notified to him this year.

In the United Kingdom the United States authorities have announced, after consultation with the United Kingdom Government, that RAF Wethersfield is to be returned to the Ministry of Defence by June 1991, RAF Greenham Common will revert to standby status on the departure of the remaining cruise missiles in May 1991 and RAF Fairford will become a standby base in October this year.