London Olympics (Security)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 11th June 2012.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 11th June 2012

I am not aware of a request from the hon. Lady, but the Army and MOD officials have engaged with a number of Members of Parliament who have sought a briefing. She is welcome to come to the Ministry of Defence at any time for a detailed briefing. There appear to be a very small number of her constituents who are opposed to the proposal, and there has equally been significant support from other areas. There is no risk to residents of the building. The water tower at Bow quarter was selected on military advice, because it is the right place to locate this particular defensive equipment.