§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what facilities have been made available to the United 233W States Armed Services, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other United States agencies in territories for which Her Majesty's Government are responsible, and under what conditions; what further facilities have been requested; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Greenwood
Facilities available to the United States in the Caribbean under the Defence Agreements of 1941 and 1961 were described by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in answer to Questions by the hon. Member for Banbury, (Mr. Marten) and the hon. Member for Lichfield and Tamworth (Mr. Snow) on 11th February this year.
Facilities provided for the National Aeronautics Space Administration are:A space vehicle tracking and communication station in Bermuda, a tracking station in Ascension Island for the Apollo project; and some short term occasional facilities for air/sea rescue in connection with the Gemini project in Ascension Island, Bermuda, Mauritius and Aden. (A request to set up a further Apollo tracking station in Antigua is under consideration.)
Other facilities are:Long Range Aids to Navigation in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands; an Atlantic Under Sea Testing and Evaluation Centre and an Oceanographic Research Station
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