Burtonwood

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1967.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 12th April 1967

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, when Burton-wood comes into use again as a United States Air Force Base, United States bombing aircraft using it will carry hydrogen bombs on board at any time.

Photo of Mr Denis Healey Mr Denis Healey , Leeds East

Burtonwood is not coming into use again as a United States Air Force base. It is a storage depôt for the United States Army.

Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East

Is my right hon. Friend aware that that reply will receive a warm welcome in Lancashire, which is a highly populated area and wants nothing to do with H-bombs anywhere near it?

Photo of Mr Denis Healey Mr Denis Healey , Leeds East

If my hon. Friend keeps more closely in touch with me, I may be able to tell him a great deal more to our mutual advantage.