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Anti-Nuclear Protests

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was to his Department of additional security at the Faslane base caused by anti-nuclear protests in (a) 2001–02 and (b) 2002–03. [112258]

Additional security costs incurred by the Ministry of Defence as a result of anti-nuclear demonstrations at Faslane, which includes Her Majesty's Naval Base at Clyde and the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport are:2001–02: £311,0002002–03: £169,000The costs include the provision of additional MOD Police resources, overtime incurred by the existing MOD Guard Service and repairs to damaged MOD property.