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Military Bases: Security

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 33821, tabled on 13 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at which military bases unauthorised entries were reported in each year from 2014.

Answered on

21 April 2016

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The figures for unauthorised entries to military bases include drones and air balloon flying at low altitude over military sites but do not include failed attempts at authorised access. None of these incidents resulted in any significant ramifications for Defence security.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) treats all unauthorised entries very seriously. They are investigated to a level commensurate with their complexity and impact by Military Police, MOD Police or local constabulary.

The locations of security incidents of this category recorded within the Ministry of Defence for 2014 are set out below.

Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth

HMNB Clyde

Royal Marine (RM) Stonehouse

Army Reserve Centre, Bristol

Army Reserve Centre, Blackburn

Army Careers Centre, Glasgow

RAF Halton

RAF Kirton on Lindsay

RAF Wyton

RAF Linton on Ouse

RAF Brize Norton

RAF Scampton

RAF Benson

RAF Honington

RAF Mona

RAF Leeming

DSTL Porton Down Range Area

With regard to the locations of security incidents of this category within the MOD for 2015 I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave on 9 February 2016 to question number 25082.

Original answer

The figures for unauthorised entries to military bases include drones and air balloon flying at low altitude over military sites but do not include failed attempts at authorised access. None of these incidents resulted in any significant ramifications for Defence security.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) treats all unauthorised entries very seriously. They are investigated to a level commensurate with their complexity and impact by Military Police, MOD Police or local constabulary.

The locations of security incidents of this category recorded within the Ministry of Defence for 2014 are set out below.

Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth

HMNB Clyde

Royal Marine (RM) Stonehouse

Army Reserve Centre, Bristol

Army Reserve Centre, Blackburn

Army Careers Centre, Glasgow

RAF Halton

RAF Kirton on Lindsay

RAF Wyton

RAF Linton on Ouse

RAF Brize Norton

RAF Scampton

RAF Benson

RAF Honington

RAF Mona

DSTL Porton Down Range Area

With regard to the locations of security incidents of this category within the MOD for 2015 I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave on 9 February 2016 to question number 25082.