Caribbean and Far East: Military Bases

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department is making on assessing the potential merits of establishing new UK military bases in the (a) Far East and (b) Caribbean.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Defence's global footprint remains under constant review, including the potential merits of permanent bases in the Far East and the Caribbean. We will continue to ensure that our footprint is fully optimised to meet the requirements of our Armed Forces world-wide.

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