RAF Menwith Hill

Defence written question – answered on 9th March 2009.

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Photo of Colin Challen Colin Challen Labour, Morley and Rothwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hon. Members have visited RAF Menwith Hill in each of the last 10 years.

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

All requests by MPs to visit RAF Menwith Hill are referred to the office of the Secretary of State for Defence. Due to national security considerations, such visits are normally restricted to those with an official oversight function such as Government Ministers and members of the all-party Intelligence and Security Committee.

Since 1999 visits to RAF Menwith Hill by Government Ministers and members of the all-party Intelligence and Security Committee were:

Visitors
2000 Minister for the Armed Forces
2000 Intelligence and Security Committee
2001 Secretary of State for Defence
2004 Intelligence and Security Committee
2006 Minister for the Armed Forces
2006 Intelligence and Security Committee
2007 Minister for the Armed Forces

The Shadow Spokesman for Defence also visited RAF Menwith Hill in 2001.

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