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RAF Lyneham: Weather

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many days RAF Lyneham was closed as a result of recent adverse weather conditions.

[Official Report, 10 February 2010, Vol. 505, c. 970-971W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Bill Rammell:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for North Wiltshire (Mr. Gray) on 10 February 2010. The total number of hours during which RAF Lyneham was closed as a result of adverse weather conditions was incorrect. The correct answer should have been: (315787)

Between 1 and 17 January, RAF Lyneham closed only once on 6 January between 2.40 am and 3.12 pm, a total of 12 and a half hours. This was to enable the runway to be cleared of snow and ice. This limited period of closure was due to the fact that Lyneham has a short runway and clearance could be completed quickly.