§ Mr. Dubs
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the purpose of the army road blocks in the vicinity of Westdown camp, near Tilshead, on 11 December 1984; how many cars were stopped; on whose authority; with what results; and why cars of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament members were not allowed to proceed.
§ Mr. Lee
A number of roads on the Salisbury plain training area were closed on 11 December, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant byelaws, while military exercises took place. Traffic control points were also set up on some public roads, in liaison with the civil police, in order to control the flow of military exercise traffic crossing roads at designated points. No records were kept of cars which were affected by these measures.