HC Deb 12 July 1976 vol 915 c33W
40. Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what action he is taking, following the recent and continuing outbreaks of heath fires on Army firing ranges in the Ash, Normandy and Pirbright areas, to review fire precaution procedures, and particularly to provide improved fire breaks in order to give more effective protection to private property bordering these ranges and to reduce the burden on the public fire services.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and I will jointly undertake a review of the policy for fire breaks and other fire precautions in these areas taking into account the present series of fires. The PSA is now using heavy plant equipment with assistance from the Army to provide fire breaks, where they are

£ thousands
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
Bilateral Financial Aid—
Grants 4
Loans 1,575 945 185 14
Commonwealth Development Corporation Loans 112 340
Total Gross 1,687 1,285 185 18
(Repayments of Principal) 794 596 1,245 1,026 245
Credit Credit Credit
Total Net 893 689 1,060 1,008 245
Technical Assistance 2,342 1,969 1,626 416 207
Credit Credit
Net Aid Disbursements 3,235 2,658 566 592 38

Note: In 1972 a pensions forgiveness figure of £6.732 million was registered as an aid flow in accordance with international reporting requirements. This has not been included above.

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