USA: Military Bases

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had recent discussions with his US counterpart on the (a) provision and (b) location of further bases for US (i) personnel and (ii) equipment in the UK.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The US is the UK's principal defence and security partner. UK Ministers and officials speak regularly with US counterparts to ensure coherence and alignment between our two nations, including on the footprint of both the US forces based within the UK, and the UK military presence in the US. Together, we regularly discuss and review our military footprint requirements.

The US military presence in the UK is part of its strategic posture within Europe, providing assurance and deterrence for NATO, and is a visible demonstration of the continuing strength of our bilateral relationship.

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