USA: Military Bases

Defence written question – answered on 3rd November 2008.

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Photo of Colin Challen Colin Challen Labour, Morley and Rothwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances of burglary and trespassing there have been at bases occupied and controlled by the United States Visiting Forces in the latest period for which figures are available; and at which bases.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of instances of burglary and criminal trespass, recorded by the Ministry of Defence Police at United States Visiting Forces bases, in each of the last three financial years are shown in the following tables.

To provide the figures for each Home Department police force with a USVF base its region would incur disproportionate cost.

Site Number of burglaries Number of trespasses
April 2008 to October 2008
RAF Mildenhall 0 1
April 2007 to March 2008
RAF Mildenhall 1 1
RAF Menwith Hill 0 1
RAF Croughton 1 0
April 2006 to March 2007
RAF Mildenhall 0 1
RAF Menwith Hill 1 3
RAF Alconbury 0 1
RAF Lakenheath 0 9

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