USA: Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the governance arrangements are for United States Visiting Force bases in the UK.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Bases in the UK are made available to the United States Visiting Forces under the terms of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement of 1951. The Ministry of Defence retains ownership of all bases but the US Visiting Forces are responsible for administering their own day-to-day activities.

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