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Army Bases (Guards)

Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to replace service personnel guarding Army bases in the United Kingdom with Ministry of Defence police.

The mix of service personnel, MoD Police and MoD guard service used to protect MoD establishments, including Army bases, in the United Kingdom is kept under regular review. The mix at particular locations may change from time to time according to a variety of circumstances. Our aim is to provide the most cost effective and flexible manpower mix consistent with the level of security required at a specific location. There are no particular plans for a general redeployment of MOD Police to Army locations.