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Military Bases

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to minimise the impact of military bases have on their surrounding environment, with particular reference to naval ports. (242376)

The MOD uses tools and policies such as sustainability and environmental appraisals and site based environmental management systems (EMS), to ensure that military bases (including naval bases) are managed to reduce their environmental impacts, and meet any legal and regulatory requirements. Full information and guidance on MOD environmental management tools and policies is contained within the MOD Sustainable Development and Environmental Manual JSP 418, which is available on the MOD website at:

www.mod.uk.