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Military Bases: Security

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of security at his Department's bases and headquarters in the UK; what steps are taken to deter unwanted intrusion; and if he will make a statement. (165652)

The state of security across the Defence estate is generally satisfactory. The Department, in common with similar large organisations, faces ever-changing threats and challenges to its security. High priority is given to security at MOD establishments, the risks posed to buildings and staff are kept under constant review to ensure that appropriate levels of security are applied through a process of risk management. For obvious reasons it is not practice to reveal MOD security measures publicly. However, I can assure the hon. Member that wherever a security incident occurs, it is speedily investigated and remedial action is taken if appropriate.