Defence written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what agreements and procedures the Government has put in place with that of the US to ensure the legality of any activity undertaken by the United States Visiting Forces based in the UK. [R]

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

There are a number of long standing agreements and procedures that govern the use of UK bases by the United States Visiting Forces (USVF), and these continue to ensure that the UK Government are fully satisfied as to the propriety of the activities undertaken by the USVF.

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