HC Deb 21 October 1986 vol 102 cc823-5W
Sir Richard Body

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many acres of land are owned by his Department to which there is no right of public access at all; and how many such areas there were in 1976.

Mr. Freeman

Records are not maintained in a way that would enable this information to be provided. It is, however, Ministry of Defence policy to allow access for recreational purposes where such use is consistent with operational activity, security, safety and the activities of tenant farmers.

Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the establishment of, and land owned by, or leased by, or in which an interest is held by (a) the Territorial Army, (b) the Home Service Force, (c) the Royal Observer Corps, (d) recruitment offices of the armed forces and (e) the cadet Forces in Wales.

Mr. Freeman

[pursuant to his reply, 22 July 1986. c. 163]: The following arc the main locations which either the Ministry of Defence, which takes responsibility for the armed forces recruiting offices, or the Wales Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, which is responsible for providing accommodation for the Territorial Army, Home Service Force, the Combined Cadet Force, the Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps, owns, leases or holds an interest in Wales. Provision of accommodation and facilities for the Royal Observer Corps and the Sea Cadet Corps are not a matter for this Department.

a. Territorial Army
TA Centre Quarella Road, Bridgend Freehold
TA Centre, Pentre Freehold
TA Centre, The Broadway, Pontypridd Freehold
TA Centre, Smith Street, Maesteg Freehold
TA Centre, Llandaff North, Station Road, Cardiff Leasehold
Maindy Barracks, Cardiff 1Freehold
TA Centre, Park Street, Cardiff Leasehold
University Officers Training Corps, 14 St. Andrews Crescent, Cardiff Freehold
TA Centre, Gorseinon Freehold
TA Centre, Rugby Road, Neath Leasehold
TA Centre, The Grange, West Cross, Swansea Freehold
Morfa, Swansea Leasehold
TA Centre, Richardson Street, Swansea Leasehold
TA Centre, Drill Hall, Connah's Quay Freehold
TA Centre, Bryn Eirias Groes, Colwyn Bay Freehold
TA Centre, High Street, Mold Freehold
TA Centre, Marine Road, Prestatyn Freehold
Hightown Barracks, Wrexham 1 Freehold
TA Centre, John Street, Rhyl Freehold
Earl Road, Mold Freehold
TA Centre, Glyndwr Road, Aberystwyth Leasehold
Picton Barracks, Carmarthen Freehold
TA Centre, Margaret Street, Ammanford Freehold
TA Centre, Carlett Road, Haverfordwest Leasehold
Garages, Picton Playing Fields, Haverfordwest Leasehold
TA Centre, Murray Street, Llanelli Leasehold

Garage, North Dock, Llanelli Freehold
Ty Coch Way Cwmbran Freehold
Bryn Road, Cefn Forest Estate, Blackwood Freehold
TA Centre, Alexander Road, Abertillery Freehold
TA Centre, High Street, Blackwood Freehold
TA Centre, Cwmcarn Freehold
TA Centre, Beaufort Road, Ebbw Vale Freehold
The Castle, Monmouth Free from DOE
Vauxhall Camp, Monmouth 1 Freehold
TAC Malpas, Newport Freehold
Raglan Barracks, Newport Leasehold
TAC Osborne Road, Pontypool Freehold
TA Centre, Glynne Road, Bangor Freehold
TA Centre, The Barracks, Llanberis Road, Caernarvon Freehold
TA Centre, Victoria Road, Caernarvon Freehold
TA Centre, Maeshyfryd Road, Holyhead Freehold
TA Centre, Argyle Road, Llandudno Freehold
b. Home Service Force
TAC Carlett Road, Haverfordwest, Dyfed Leasehold
Hightown Barracks, Wrexham, Clwyd 1 Freehold
TAC Bryn Eirias Groes, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd Freehold
The Barracks, Brecon, Powys Freehold
TAC Drill Hall, Connah's Quay Freehold
TAC Quarella Road, Bridgend, Mid-Glam Freehold
Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, South-Glam 1 Freehold
TAC Richardson Street, Swansea, West-Glam Leasehold
TAC Rugby Road, Neath Leasehold
TAC Murray Street, Llanelli, Dyfed Leasehold
c. Recruitment Offices
All leasehold sites
Clwyd Wrexham (2)
Dyfed Llanelli
Gwent Newport
Mid Glamorgan Merthyr Tydfil
South Glamorgan Cardiff (2)
West Glamorgan Swansea (2)
Cadet forces
d. Wales TAVR Association provides accommodation for 153 Army and Combined Cadet Force detachments, 88 Air Training Corps Squadrons. The Sea Cadet Association provides accommodation for 22 Sea Cadet units, two of which are on sites leased from the Ministry of defence, Principal army cadet training centres are as follows:
Clwyd, Kinmell Park Camp, St. Asaph Freehold
Dyfed, Bryn Road, Lampeter Freehold
Glamorgan, Bethesda Street, Merthyr Tydfil Leasehold
Gwynedd, Bethesda 1 Freehold
Powys, Gypsy Castle, Hay on Wye Freehold
Gwent, Raglan Barracks, Newport Leasehold
1 MOD Freehold.