USA: Military Bases

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th July 2015.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the US has sought permission from his Department to use US bases in the UK in connection with airstrikes in (a) Libya, (b) any other country in North Africa and (c) Yemen.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

Permission must be sought in advance of any operation launched from a UK base and must satisfy our legal requirements, but it is not our general policy to give information on the detail of operations conducted by other nations.

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