§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the purpose of his Minister of State for the Armed Forces' visit to south Yorkshire on 27 January; what locations he visited; with whom he had discussions; what notification of his visit was given to hon. Members who have constituencies in south Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hanley
I visited Menwith Hill station, in north Yorkshire, on 27 January 1994. I received briefings on the current role of the station from various United States and United Kingdom personnel including the chief of station. I gave advance notice of this visit to my hon. Friend the Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry), in whose constituency Menwith Hill station is situated.