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Mod Police/Silver Command

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the arrangements are between MOD police and Silver Command under the responsibility of Gloucestershire Police, with particular reference to liaison between police officers and peace protesters at RAF Fairford. [108786]

The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) and Gloucestershire Constabulary are operating from a joint Silver Command Operation Room located at RAF Fairford. The Operation Room is manned by senior officers from MDP and Gloucestershire Constabulary and includes representatives from the United States Security Forces and the Royal Air Force Police. Liaison with protestors at RAF Fairford by officers from the Ministry of Defence Police and Gloucestershire Constabulary is undertaken as and when required.