Military Bases: Northern Ireland
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(2) on how many occasions he has met (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and (c) other ministerial colleagues to discuss his Department’s basing arrangements in Northern Ireland; and what was discussed on each such occasion.
Nick Harvey (Minister of State (Armed Forces), Defence; North Devon, Liberal Democrat)
The current Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Hammond, has had no meetings to discuss the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) basing arrangements in Northern Ireland, or specifically in Thiepval Army Base. MOD officials are, however, frequently in touch with their counterparts in other Departments to ensure that such issues are fully discussed and communicated.