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Thi s PQ i s one of 26 table d
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Marti n Re dmond about, di re ctly or
i ndi re ctly, UFOs. Gi ve n the large numbe r of que sti ons and the
fact that the House prorogue s on Thursday, the re i s i nsuffi ci e nt
ti me to colle ct the i nformati on and asse ss the colle cti ve worth of
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unde rtake n at RAF Rudloe Manor; what work was unde rtake n in the
last 10 ye ars; what was, by rank, the e stablishme nt for the last
10 ye ars; and if he will make a state me nt.
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c o p y o f ( M ! E I Ue r w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e . L i b r a r y o f t h e
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M i n i s t r y o f D e n c e C e n t l e N a t i o n a l d E t u d e ,
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ANNEX A TO
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DATED OCT 96
DRAFT REPLY FROM MINISTER(AF) TO MARTIN REDMOND MP
D/Min(AF) / Octobe r 1996
I am writing as promise d in
my
answe rs of 17 Octobe r to your
que stions (Official Re port, col 1092,
copy attache d) about the
functions of a numbe r of De fe nce Inte llige nce branche s.
It has be e n the
policy of succe ssive Gove rnme nts not to provide
information on the functions of individual inte llige nce branche s
whe n this disclose s the more re ce nt nature of the ir dutie s.
I shall arrange for a
copy
of this le tte r to be place d in the
Library of the House .
THE HON NICHOLAS SOAMES
Martin Re dmond Esq.MP
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1 0 9 1 W r i t t e n A n s w e r s 1 7 OCTOBER 1 9 9 6
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.
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D e p a r t m e n t b y
t h e n a t i o n a l p o i s o n s i n f o n n a t i o n s e r v i c e
i n t o t h e c a u s e s o f G u l f w a r s y n d r o m e . [ 4 1 2 9 2 ]
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:

)
; .
Mr . S o a m e s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me m b e r s a n d a
c o p y
o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
I \ l r . N i c h o l a s P o p e
Mr . Re d m o n d : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e t o w h a t p o s t Mr . : \ i c h o l a s P o p e w a s a p p o i n t e d
b y
h i s D e p a r t m e n t a f t e r h i s t o u r o f d u t y w i t h S e c r e t a r i a t
(A i r S t a f f ) D e p a r t m e n t 2 : \ : a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t . [ 4 0 9 2 0 ]
Mr . S o a m e s : Mr . N i c h o l a s P o p e w a s p o s t e d o n
p r o m o t i o n t w o y e a r s a g o t o a g e n e r a l f i n a n c e p o l i c y
b r a n c h .
U r a n i u m - t i p p e d S h e l l s
D r . D a \ i d Cl a r k : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e w h a t a s s e s s m e n t h e h a s m a d e o f t h e c u r r e n t r i s k
p o s e d t o c i v i l i a n s f r o m e x p l o d e d d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m - t i p p e d
s h e l l s i n K u w a i t . [ 4 1 1 0 1 ]
Mr . A r b u t h n o t :
My D e p a r t m e n t h a s c o n d u c t e d n o
f o n n a l a s s e s s m e n t o f t h e r i s k s t o c i v i l i a n s f r o m e x p l o d e d
d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m - t i p p e d a m m u n i t i o n i n K u w a i t .
W r i t t e n A n s w e r s 1 0 9 2 .
Mr . S o a m e s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me m b e r a n d a
c o p y o f t h e l e n e r w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
Ma r r i e d Q u a r t e r s Es t a t e
Mr . S p e H a r : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a . "

o f S t a t e f o r D e f e n c e
w h a t a r e t h e l o c a t i o n s o f t h e h o u s e s f r o m t h e m a r r i e d
q u a r t e r s . e s t a t e t h a t h a v e b e e n r e l e a s e d t o
A r r i n g t o n
H o m e s f o r i m m e d i a t e u s e b y
t h e p r i v a t e s e c t o r .
[ 4 0 9 3]
]
Mr . A r b u t h n o t : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me m b e r a n d
a c o p y
o f t h e l e n e r w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
RA F Ru d l o e Ma n o r
Mr . Re d m o n d : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e w h a t w o r k i s c u r r e n t l y u n d e r t a k e n a t RA F
Ru d l o e Ma n o r ; w h a t w o r k w a s u n d e r t a k e n i n t h e l a s t
1 0 y e a r s ; w h a t w a s , b y
r a n k , t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t f o r t h e l a s t
1 0 y e a r s ; a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t .
[ 4 0 8 2 3J
Mr . S o a m e s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me m b e r a n d a
c o p y
o f t h e l e n e r w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
D e f e n c e I n t e l l i g e n c e Br a n c h e s
Mr . Re d m o n d : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e
(1 )
w h a t i s t h e c u r r e n t f u n c t i o n o f D I 5 5 S I G :
I
w h a t w a s i t s f u n c t i o n (a ) f i v e y e a r s a n d (b )J O y e a r s a g o :
a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ; [ 4 1 0 4 0 J
.
D r . ~ I a r k : To a s k t h e S e c r e t ~ o f S t a t ~
f o r D e f e ? c e
(2 )
w h a t i s t h e c u r r e n t f u n c t i o n o f D I 65 B; w h a t w a s i t s
J f h e \ \ " 1 1 ~ m a k e a s t a t e m e ~ t c o n ~ e m m g t h e n s k t o s o l d I e r s
/ _
f u n c t i o n (a ) f i v e y e a r s a n d (b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
o f h a n d l I n g d e p l e t e d u r a m u m - t J p p e d s h e l l s . [ 4 1 1 0 0 ]
m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ; [ 4 1 0 38 ]
Mr . S o a m e s : D e p l e t e d u r a n i u m h a s a v e r y l o w l e v e l
(3)
w h a t i s t h e c u r r e n t f u n c t i o n o f D I 5 5 ; w h a t w a s i t s
o f r a d i o a c t i v i t y a n d t h e r i s k s a t t a c h e d t o t h e h a n d l i n g o f
/ f u n c t i o n (a )
f i v e y e a r s a n d (b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m a m m u n i t i o n a r e m i n i m a l .
m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ; [ 4 1 0 4 1 ]
I
I
i
I
I
;
:
D r . Cl a r k : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r D e f e n c e
w h a t a s s e s s m e n t h e h a s m a d e o f t h e 1 9 9 1 A t o m i c En e r g y
A u t h o r i t y r e p o r t o n i n d u s t r i a l t e c h n o l o g y c o n c e r n i n g t h e
-
r i s k o f e x p o s u r e t o e x p l o d e d d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m - t i p p e d
s h e l l s . [ 4 1 1 0 2 ]
Mr . S o a m e s : I r e f e r t h e h o n . Me m b e r t o t h e l e t t e r s e n t
b y m y n o b l e Fr i e n d t h e U n d e r - S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
. D e f e n c e t o t h e h o n . Me m b e r f o r Bl a e n a u G w e n t
(Mr . S m i t h ) o n 7 A u g u s t 1 9 9 6. a
c o p y
o f w h i c h h a s b e e n
p l a c e d i n t h e L i b r a r y o f t h e H o u s e .
D r . Cl a r k : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r D e f e n c e
h o w m a n y d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m - t i p p e d s h e l l s w e r e f i r e d b y
Br i t i s h f o r c e s d u r i n g t h e G u l f w a r ; a n d w h a t a s s e s s m e n t
h e h a s m a d e o f t h e n u m b e r o f e x p l o d e d s h e l l s r e m a i n i n g
i n K u w a i t . [ 4 1 0 9 9 ]
Mr . S o a m e s : Br i t i s h f o r c e s f i r e d s o m e 8 8 d e p l e t e d
u r a n i u m s h e l l s d u r i n g t h e G u l f c o n f l i c t . Th e Mi n i s t r v o f
D e f e n c e h a s m a d e
- n o
a s s e s s m e n t o f t h e n u m b e ; o f
e x p l o d e d s h e l l s r e m a i n i n g i n K u w a i t , a s w e j u d g e
t h e r i s k
t o h u m a n h e a l t h p o s e d b y D U r o u n d s t o b e n e g l i g i b l e . I t
i s l i k e l y , t h o u g h . t h a t a l a r g e p r o p o r t i o n o f t h e 8 8 s h e l l s
w a s e x p e n d e d i n I r a q r a t h e r t h a n K u w a i t .
Mr . L l e w S m i t h : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r v o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e w h a t s t u d i e s h a v e b e e n c o n d u c t e d
b y
h i s
D e p a r t m e n t i n t o t h e n e p h r o t o x i c i t y o f t h e i n h a l a t i o n o f
u r a n i u m p a r t i c l e s . [ 4 1 2 9 6]
~ 7 CW I 4 6- P A G l n
(4 )
w h a t i s t h e c u r r e n t f u n c t i o n o f D I 61 E; w h a t w a s i t s
I f u n c t i o n (a ) f i v e y e a r s a n d (b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ; [ 4 1 0 37 J
(5 )
w h a t i s t h e c u r r e n t f u n c t i o n o f D I 1 0 ; W h a t w a s i t s
/
f u n c t i o n (a )
f i v e y e a r s a n d (b )
1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
m a k e a s t a t e m e n t . [ 4 1 0 39 ]
Mr . S o a m e s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me m b e r a n d a
c o p y
o f t h e l e t t r w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
U n i d e n t i f i e d Fl ) i n g Ob j e c t s
Mr . Re d m o n d : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e (1 ) w h a t c o n s u l t a t i o n h a s t a k e n p l a c e i n e a c h o f
t h e l a s t f i v e y e a r s b y
h i s D e p a r t m e n t w i t h t h e Fr e n c h
Mi n i s t r y o f D e f e n c e Ce n t r e N a t i o n a l d Et u d e s
S p a t i a l e s
i n
r e s p e c t o f u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t s ; a n d i f h e w i l l
m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ; [ 4 1 0 4 8 ]
(2 )
i f a l o d g e r u n i t h o u s e d w i t h i n h i s D e p a r t m e n t s
Fl y i n g Co m p l a i n t s Fl i g h t s p e c i a l i s e s i n u n i d e n t i f i e f l y i n g
o b j e c t i n v e s t i g a t i o n s . ; a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ;
[ 4 1 0 36]
(3)
h o w m a n y r e c o r d s c u r r e n t l y h e l d
b y
h i s
D e p a r t m e n t s S c i e n t i f i c I n t e } l i g e n c e Br a n c h a r e u n d e r
e x t e n d e d c l o s u r e f o r
(a ) 5 0 y e a r s , (b ) 7 5 y e a r s a n d (c ) 1 0 0
y e a r s ; h o w m a n y o f t h e s e r e c o r d s r e f e r t o u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g o b j e c t s ; a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ; [ 4 0 9 1 1 ]
.
ANNEX B TO
D/SEC(AS) /64/4
" . " "
DATED OCT 96
DRAFT LETTER FROM MINISTER(AF) TO MARTIN REDMOND MP
D/Min(AF)/ October 1996
I said I would write to you in response to your recent
Parliamentary Question (Official Report, 17 October, Col. 1092,
copy attached).
RAF Rudloe Manor consists of a parent unit and five lodger units:
No 1 Signals Unit
-
providing voice and data communications
for MOD, RN, Army and RAF establishments throughout the
country.
Detachment of 1001 Signals Unit
-
operating the UK military
communications satell te system. No 1001 SU comprises
several sites, one of which is located at RAF Rudloe Manor.
Headquarters Provost and Security Services
(UK)
-
a RAF unit
commanding the six geographical P&SS Regions within the UK.
Headquarters Provost and Security Services (Western
Region)
-
providing specialist Police and Security support to all RAF
establishments within the West Midlands, the West Country and
South and Mid Wales.
Controller Defence Communications Network
-
a tri- service
unit controlling world wide defence communications.
Rudloe Manor also has a parenting responsibility for B ristol
University Air Squadron and No 3 Air ExperIence Flight, which
operate from the airfield at Colerne.
B - 1
"t
e
The role of the station ove r the last 10 ye ars has
not_varie d,
although some of the lodge r units have change d:
a. No 1001 De tachme nt forme d in Oct 91.
b. No 1 SU came into e xiste nce in
Apr 93, forming from a
staff organisation which originally arrive d in Nov 85.
c.
HQ P&SS(WR) forme d in Apr 93, and HQ P&SS
(Southe rn
Re gion), which was the n at RAF Rudloe Manor, move d to RAF
Halton in 1995.
d. No 6 SU, a me ssage switching unit, close d in
Oct 94.
Information on the e stablishme nt of the Station is not available
for se curity re asons in th form re que ste d. Howe ve r, I can te ll
you that it comprise s 557 Se rvice and 225 civilian
pe rsonne l.
I shall arrange for a
copy
of this le tte r to be place d in the
Library of the House .
THE HON NICHOLAS SOAMES
Martin Re dmond Esq. MP
B-2
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j
"
e l O 9 1
W r i t t e n A n s w e r s 1 7 O cr O BER 1 9 9 6 W r i t t e n A n s w e r s
1 09 2
(3) w h a t r e s e a r ch h a s b e e n co n d u ct e d o n b e h a l f o f h i s Mr . So a me s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me mb e r a n d a
D e p a r t me n t b y
t h e n a t i o n a l p o i s o n s i n f o r ma t i o n s e r v i ce
co p y
o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e p l a ce d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
i n t o t h e ca u s e s o f G u l f w a r s y n d r o me . [ 4 1 29 2] H o u s e .
Mr . So a me s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me mb e r s a n d a
co p y o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e p l a ce d i n t h e L i b r a r y
o f t h e
H o u s e .
Mr . ~ i ch o l a s P o p e
Mr . Re d mo n d : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce t o w h a t p o s t Mr . ~ j ch o l a s P o p e w a s a p p o i n t e d
b y
h i s D e p a r t me n t a f t e r h i s t o u r o f d u t y w i t h Se cr e t a r i a t
(A i r St a f f ) D e p a r t me n t 2A : a n d i f h e w i l l ma k e a
s t a t e me n t . [ 4 09 20]
Mr . So a me s : Mr . N i ch o l a s P o p e w a s p o s t e d o n
p r o mo t i o n t w o y e a r s a g o t o a g e n e r a l f i n a n ce p o l i cy
b r a n ch .
U r a n i u m- t i p p e d Sh e l l s
D r . D a \i d C l a r k : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce w h a t a s s e s s me n t h e h a s ma d e o f t h e cu r r e n t r i s k
p o s e d t o ci v i l i a n s f r o m e x p l o d e d d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m- t i p p e d
s h e l l s i n K u w a i t . [ 4 1 1 01 ]
Mr . A r b u t h n o t :
My D e p a r t me n t h a s co n d u ct e d n o
f o r ma l a s s e s s me n t o f t h e r i s k s t o ci v i l i a n s f r o m e x p l o d e d
d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m- t i p p e d a mmu n i t i o n i n K u w a i t .
D r . C l a r k : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r D e f e n ce
i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t co n ce r n i n g t h e r i s k t o s o l d i e r s
o f h a n d l i n g d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m- t i p p e d s h e l l s . [ 4 1 1 00]
Mr . So a me s : D e p l e t e d u r a n i u m h a s a v e r y
l o w l e v e l
o f r a d i o a ct i v i t y a n d t h e r i s k s a t t a ch e d t o t h e h a n d l i n g o f
d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m a mmu n i t i o n a r e mi n i ma l .
D r . C l a r k : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r D e f e n ce
w h a t a s s e s s me n t h e h a s ma d e o f t h e 1 9 9 1 A t o mi c En e r g y
A u t h o r i t y r e p o r t o n i n d u s t r i a l t e ch n o l o g y co n ce r n i n g t h e
r i s k o f e x p o s u r e t o e x p l o d e d d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m- t i p p e d
s h e l l s . [ 4 1 1 02]
Mr . So a me s : I r e f e r t h e h o n . Me mb e r t o t h e l e t t e r s e n t
b y my n o b l e F r i e n d t h e U n d e r - Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce t o t h e h o n . Me mb e r f o r Bl a e n a u G w e n t
(Mr . Smi t h ) o n 7 A u g u s t 1 9 9 6 . a
co p y
o f w h i ch h a s b e e n
p l a ce d i n t h e L i b r a r y o f t h e H o u s e .
D r . C l a r k : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r D e f e n ce
h o w
ma n y d e p l e t e d u r a n i u m- t i p p e d s h e l l s w e r e f i r e d
b y
Br i t i s h f o r ce s d u r i n g t h e G u l f w a r ; a n d w h a t a s s e s s me n t
h e h a s ma d e o f t h e h u mb e r o f e x p l o d e d s h e J l s r e ma i n i n g
i n K u w a i t . [ 4 1 09 9 ]
Mr . So a me s : Br i t i s h f o r ce s f i r e d s o me 8 8 d e p l e t e d
u r a n i u m s h e l l s d u r i n g t h e G u l f co n f l i ct . Th e Mi n i s t r y o f
D e f e n ce h a s ma d e n o a s s e s s me n t o f t h e n u mb e r o f
e x p l o d e d s h e l l s r e ma i n i n g i n K u w a i t . a s w e j u d g e
t h e r i s k
t o h u ma n h e a l t h p o s e d b y D U r o u n d s t o b e n e g l i g i b l e . I t
i s l i k e l y , t h o u g h , t h a t a l a r g e p r o p o r t i o n o f t h e 8 8 s h e J l s
w a s e x p e n d e d i n I r a q r a t h e r t h a n K u w a i t .
Mr . L I e w Smi t h : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce w h a t s t u d i e s h a v e b e e n co n d u ct e d
b y
h i s
D e p a r t me n t i n t o t h e n e p h r o t o x i ci t y o f t h e i n h a l a t i o n o f
u r a n i u m p a r t i cl e s . [ 4 1 29 6 ]
~ 7 C W l - I 6 - P A G l n
Ma r r i e d Q u a r t e r s Es t a t e
Mr . Sp e I l a r : To a s k t h e
Se cr e t a r y
o f St a t e f o r D e f e n ce
w h a t a r e t h e l o ca t i o n s o f t h e h o u s e s f r o m t h e ma r r i e d
q u a r t e r s e s t a t e t h a t h a v e b e e n r e l e a s e d t o A r r i n g t o n
H o me s f o r i mme d i a t e u s e b y
t h e p r i v a t e s e ct o r . [ 4 09 31 ]
Mr . A r b u t h n o t : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me mb e r a n d
a
co p y o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e p l a ce d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
RA F Ru d l o e Ma n o r
Mr . Re d mo n d : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce w h a t w o r k i s cu r r e n t l y u n d e r t a k e n a t RA F
Ru d l o e Ma n o r ; w h a t w o r k w a s u n d e r t a k e n i n t h e l a s t
] 0 y e a r s ; w h a t w a s , b y r a n k , t h e e s t a b l i s h me n t f o r t h e l a s t
1 0 y e a r s ; a n d i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t .
[ 4 08 23]
Mr . So a me s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me mb e r a n d a
co p y o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e p l a ce d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
D e f e n ce I n t e l l i g e n ce Br a n ch e s
Mr . Re d mo n d : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce
(1 )
w h a t i s t h e cu r r e n t f u n ct i o n o f D I 5 5 SI G ;
w h a t w a s i t s f u n ct i o n (a ) f i v e y e a r s a n d
(b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ;
a n d i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t ;
[ 4 1 04 0]
(2) w h a t i s t h e cu r r e n t f u n ct i o n o f D I 6 5 B; w h a t W a s i t s
f u n ct i o n (a ) f i v e y e a r s a n d (b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
ma k e a s t a t e me n t ;
[ 4 1 038 ]
(3)
w h a t i s t h e cu r r e n t f u n ct i o n o f D I 5 5 ; w h a t w a s i t s
f u n ct i o n
(a )
f i v e y e a r s a n d ( b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; . - a n cr h e w i l l
ma k e a s t a t e me n t ; [ 4 1 04 1 ]
(4 )
w h a t i s t h e cu r r e n t f u n ct i o n o f D I 6 1 E; w h a t w a s i t s
f u n ct i o n (a )
f i v e y e a r s a n d (b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
ma k e a s t a t e me n t ; [ 4 1 037 ]
(5 ) w h a t i s t h e cu r r e n t f u n ct i o n o f D I l O ; W h a t w a s i t s
f u n ct i o n (a ) f i v e y e a r s a n d (b ) 1 0 y e a r s a g o ; a n d i f h e w i l l
ma k e a s t a t e me n t . [ 4 1 039 ]
Mr . So a me s : I w i l l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . Me mb e r a n d a
co p y
o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e p l a ce d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
U n i d e n t i f i e d F l )i n g O b j e ct s
Mr . Re d mo n d : To a s k t h e Se cr e t a r y o f St a t e f o r
D e f e n ce (1 )
w h a t co n s u l t a t i o n h a s t a k e n p l a ce i n e a ch o f
t h e l a s t f i v e y e a r s b y
h i s D e p a r t me n t w i t h t h e F r e n ch
Mi n i s t r y o f D e f e n ce C e n t r e N a t i o n a l d Et u d e s
Sp a t i a l e s
i n
r e s p e ct o f u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e ct s ; a n d i f h e w i l l
ma k e a s t a t e me n t ; [ 4 1 04 8 ]
(2)
i f a l o d g e r u n i t h o u s e d w i t h i n h i s D e p a r t me n t s
F l y i n g C o mp l a i n t s F l i g h t s p e ci a l i s e s . i n u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g
o b j e ct i n v e s t i g a t i o s ~ a n d i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t ;
[ 4 1 036 ]
(3)
h o w ma n y r e co r d s cu r r e n t l y h e l d
b y
h i s
D e p a r t me n t " s Sci e n t i f i c I n t e l l i g e n ce Br a n ch a r e u n d e r
e x t e n d e d cl o s u r e f o r (a ) 5 0 y e a r s , (b ) 7 5 y e a r s a n d (e ) ] 00
y e a r s ; h o w ma n y o f t h e s e r e co r d s r e f e r t o u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g o b j e ct s ; a n d i f h e w i J I ma k e a s t a t e me n t ; [ 4 09 1 1 ]
. .
e
ANNEX C TO
D/SEC (AS)i64/4
DATED OC T 96
DRAFT LETTER FROM US of S TO MARTIN REDMOND MP
D/UsofS)/
Octobe r 1996
In re sponse to a numbe r of Que stions
you re ce ntly a ske d a bout
UFO
ma tte rs (Officia l Re port, cols 1092-1093 a nd 1095, copie s
a tta che d) Nichola s Soa me s sa id tha t he would be writing to
you. I
a m, howe ve r, re plying a s the Ministe r re sponsible for the se
issue s. A full list of the Que stions is a tta che d a t Anne x . I
ha ve a dde d a se pa ra te numbe r se que nce from one to fifte e n a nd use
this in the following pa ra gra phs for e a se of re fe re nce a nd
cla rifica tion.
The MODs
inte re st in une x pla ine d
a e ria l phe nome na
(Que stion 1) is limite d to whe the r the UK Air De fe nce Re gion might
ha ve be e n compromise d. Unle ss the re is a ny e vide nce tha t this is
the ca se , a nd to da te no sighting ha s provide d such e vide nce , we
do not inve stiga te furthe r or se e k to provide a n e x pla na tion for
wha t might ha ve be e n obse rve d. We ha ve no e x pe rtise or role with
re spe ct to UFO/flying sa uce r ma tte rs a nd, so fa r a s the
e x iste nce or othe rwise of e x tra te rre stria l life forms is conce rne d,
we re ma in ope n minde d but know of nothing tha t prove s the y e x ist.
Our policy in this re spe ct ha s not cha nge d during the la st thirty
ye a rs.
RAF Sta nding Instructions
(Que stion
2) re quire a ll RAF
Sta tion C omma nde rs to forwa rd re ports of a ll
UFO
sightings
,
.
whether made
by members of the
public or on - duty
service
person n el
to the Secretariat
(Air Staff), Bran ch 2a.
Sec(AS)2a look at all
UFO
sightin g reports (Question
3) whether
military or
civilian
reported. Reports are assessed in con sultation with other MOD
bran ches as required to determin e
whether there is
an y defen ce
in terest in what has been reported. Over the last twelve
mon ths
there has been on e in stan ce of an on - duty member of the
services
reportin g an un explain ed
aerial
sightin g, an d this was n ot
judged to be of
an y sign ifican ce.
We have n o eviden ce
(Question
4) that
an y structured
craft of
un kn own
origin has pen etrated the UKs
Air Defen ce
Region . I am
un able to provide the in formation
you seek about
reports of
alleged lan din gs (Question
5) sin ce records are main tain ed
on ly of
UFO
sightin g reports which ar~ n ot broken down further in to
specific categories.
You ask at Question s
2a, 2b an d 6- 12
about
collaboration
an d
con sultation with a n umber of foreign
govern men ts.
My Departmen t
has regular discussion s with a n umber of coun tries on a wide
ran ge
of topics of mutual in terest but such discussion s
have n ot
exten ded to
UFO/flyin g saucer
issues or the existen ce or
otherwise of extraterrestrial life forms.
I can con firm (Question 13) that
my Departmen ts
Scien tific
I n telligen ce Bran ch holds n o records un der exten ded
closure for
an y periOd in excess of 30 years. So far as the
n formation
sought at Question 14 is con cern ed, the PRO has con firmed that the
class list
givin g details of preserved records is available to
researchers at Kew.
. .
) ~
-
Finally, I can also confirm
(Question 15) that there is no
unit within the Flying Complaints Flight (FCF) based at RAF Rudloe
Manor
(or anywhere else) specialising in investigations
into
unidentified
flying objects. I should add that despite
continuing
misunderstandings about the role of RAF Rudloe Manor in
alleged
UFO
investigations, the station is not and never has been
involved in this way.
I shall arrange for a
copy of this letter to be
placed in the
Library of the House.

The Earl Howe


Martin Redmond MP
(9) w h a t
c o n s u l t a t i o n
h a s t a k e n
p l a c e i n e a c h o f t h e l a s t
f i v e
y e a r s
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e m
w i t h t h e
I t a l i a n
M i n i s t r y o f
D e f e n c e
a i r f o r c e
g e n e r a l s t a f (2 .
D e p a r t m e n t )
i n
r e s p e c t
o f
u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g o b j e c t s ; a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t ;
[ 4 1 0 4 9]
(1 0 ) w h a t
i n s t r u c t i o n s
h a v e
b e e n
s e n t t o t h e
c o m m a n d e r s
o f
R o y a l A i r F o r c e
s t a t i o n s
t o c o l l e c t
r e p o r t s
f r o m a i r c r e w s
h a v i n g
a l l e g e d l y
s i g h t e d
u n i d e n t i f i e d
t l y i n g
o b j e c t s ; w h a t
i n q u i r i e s h a v e
b e e n h e l d
f o l l o w i n g
s u c h
s i g h t i n g s : t o w h a t e x t e m t h e r e h a s b e e n
c o l 1 a b o r a t i o n
b e t w e e n
h i s
D e p a r t m e m a n d
d e p a r t m e n t s
i n r a ) C a n a d a
a n d
(b ) t h e
U n i t e d S t a t e s o f : \ m e r i c a
o n t h i s
p r o b l e m : a n d
i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t ;
[ ~ 0 9 I 7 ]
(I
1 ) w h a t
c o n s u l t a t i o n
h a s t a k e n
p l a c e i n e a c h o f t h e
l a s t f i v e
y e a r s
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t
w i t h ~ e w Z e a l a n d s
\ f i n i s t r y o f
D e f e n c e i n
r e s p e c t
o f
u n i d e n t i f i e d
t l y i n g
o b j e c t s : a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a
s t a t e m e m :
[ ~ I Q . l 3 J
(1 2 ) w h a t
c o n s u l t a t i o n
h a s t a k e n
p l a c e i n e a c h o f t h e
l a s t f i v e
y e a r s
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t
w i t h t h e
P o r t u g u e s e
\ 1 i n i s t r y o f D e f e n c e
s j o i n t s t a f f o f t h e
a r m e d f o r c e s
i n t e l 1 i g e n c e
d i v i s i o n
i n
r e s p e c t o f
u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g
o b j e c t s : a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t :
[ ~ I 0 5 1 1
(1 3 ) h o w
m a n y i n s t a n c e s o f
u n i d e m i r e d
f l y i n g o b j e c t s
h a v e
b e e n
r e p o r t e d o n
b y t h e
d e f e n c e
s e r v i c e s
o f t h e
C n i t e d
K i n g d o m
d u r i n g , t h e l a s t 1 2
m o n t h s :
w h a t
s t e p s
a r e t a k e n t o
c o - o r d i n a t e
s u c h
o b s e r v a t i o n s :
a n d i f h e w i 1 1
m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t :
[ ~ 0 91 0 J
4 - (1 4 ) i f h e w i l l
l ! s . t
b y y e a r f o r t h e l a s t 3 0
y e a r s h o w
m a n y
s t r u c t u r e d
c r a f t o f u n k r o w n
o r i g i n h a v e
p e n e t r a t e d
t h e
U n i t e d
K i n g d o m s
a i r d e f e n c e
r e g i o n : a n d i f h e w i 1 1
m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t .
[ J . Q 91 9]
"
,
I
e W r i t t e n A n s w e r s 1 0 92
, O .
C n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g O b j e e t s
M r ,
R e d m o n d :
To a s k t h e
S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e
f o r
D e f e n c e
(1 ) w h a t
c o n s u l t a t i o n
h a s t a k e n
p l a c e i n e a c h o f
t h e l a s t f i v e
y e a r s
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t w i t h t h e F r e n c h
M i n i s t r y o f
D e f e : : t c e
C e n t r e
~ a t i o n a l d E t u d e s
S p a t i a J e s
i n
r e s p e c t o f
u n i d e n t i f i e d
r l y i n g o b j e c t s : a n d i f h e w i l l
m a k e a
s t a t e m e : : t t :
[ . 1 I 0 - l 8 ]
(2 ) i f a
l o d g e r u n i t
h o u s e d
w i t h i n h i s
D e p a r t m e n t s
F l y i n g
C o m p l a i m s
R i g h t
s p e c i a l i s e s i n
u n i d e n t i f i e d
t 1 y i n g
o b j e c t
i n v e s t i g a t i o n s :
a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t :
[ ~ 1 0 3 6 J
(3 ) h o w
m a n y r e c o r d s
c u r r e n t l y h e l d
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t s
S c i e n t i f i c
I n r e l J i g e n c e
B r a n c h a r e u n d e r
e x t e n d e d
c l o s u r e
f o r
(a ) 5 0
y e a r s . I b ) 7 5
y e a r s a n d
(c ) 1 0 0
y e a r s ; h o w
m a n y o f t h e s e
r e c o r d s r e f e r t o u n i d e n r i f i e d
f l y i n g o b j e c t s :
a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t :
[ 4 0 91 I )
1 5 . .
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.
1 0 95
W r i t t e n A n s w e r s
1 4 -
. \ I r .
l i i c h o l a s
R e d f e r n
M r .
R e d m o n d :
To a s k t h e
S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e i f h e w i H
l i s t t h e t i t l e s o f t h e r e c o r d s o f t h e
M i n i s t r v
o f D e f e n c e s
s c i e n t i f i c i n r e l l n c e b r a n c h i n
r e s p e c t
- o f
c o r r e s p o n d e n c e
s e m t o \ f r . ~ i c h o l a s R e d f e r n
b y t h e P u b l i c
R e c o r d
O f f i c e , K e w o n 2 1 S e p t e m b e r 1 990 .
[ 4 0 8 8 9]
M r .
S o a m e s : I w i l l
w r i t e t o h o n . \ - f e m b e r a n d a
c o p y
o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l b e
p l a c e d i n t h e
L i b r a r y i n t h e H o u s e .
1 7
O C TO B E R
1 996
1 0 93
W r i t t e n
A n s w e r s
5 . .
I I .
(4 ) w h a t
c o n s u l t a t i o n
h a s
t a k e n
p l a c e i n e a c h o f t h e l a s t
f i v e
y e a r s
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t
w i t h t h e
R o y a l A u s t r a l i a n
a i r f o r c e i n
r e s p e c t o f u n i d e n t i r
e d
f l y i n g
o b j e c t s : a n d i f
h e w i l l m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t ;
[ 4 1 Q . l : ;
(5 ) w h a t
c o n s u l t a t i o n
h a s t a k e n
p l a c e i n e a c h o f t h e l a s t
f i v e
y e a r s
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t
w i t h
t h e
S p a n i s h
M i n i s t r y
o f D e f e n c e s
i n t e l l i g e n c e
s e c t i o n
o f t h e
S p a n i s h a i r f o r c e s
a i r
o p e r a t i o n s
c o m m a n d i n
r e s p e c t
o f
u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g
o b j e c t s : a n d i f h e w i l J m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t ;
(4 1 0 5 0 )
(6 ) i f h e w i I J m a k e
s t a t e m e n t
o n h i s
D e p a r t m e n t s
p o l i c y t o w a r d s
u n i d e n t i f i e d
H y i n g o b j e c t s a n d o n h o w t h i s
h a s
d e v e l o p e d
d u r i n g t h e
p a s t 3 0
y e a r s ;
[ 4 0 91 3 ]
(7 ). w h a t
c o - o p e r a t i o n
t h e r e i s
b e t w e e n
t h e
R o y a l : ~ . i r
F o r c e
a n d t h e U n i t e d
S t a t e s
a i r
f o r c e i n
r e s p e c t o f
e s t a b l i s h i n g
t h e f a c t s
r e l a t i n g t o
u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g
o b j e c t s ; a n d i f h e w i I J m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t ;
[ ~ 0 91 8 ]
(8 ) h o w
m a n y a l l e g e d
l a n d i n g s
b y u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g
o b j e c t s h a v e b e e n r e c o r d e d i n e a c h
y e a r s i n c e 1 98 0 a n d
t h i s
y e a r t o d a t e : h o w
m a n y h a v e
b e e n
i n v e s t i g a t e d
b y h i s
D e p a r t m e n t s
p e r s o n n e l ; w h i c h
o f t h e s e
h a d b e e n t r a c e d
b y r a d a r a n d w i t h w h a t
r e s u l t ;
a n d i f h e w i l J m a k e a
s t a t e m e n t ;
[ 4 0 9: ]
J
1 .
L
b .
~ .
2 .
1 2 .
9.
3 .
M r .
S o a m e s :
I w i U w r i t e t o t h e h o n . M e m b e r
a n d a
c o p y o f t h e
l e Tt e r w i U b e
p l a c e d i n t h e
L i b r a r y o f t h e
H o u s e .
, J I
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e
921
W r i t t e n A n s w e r s
16 OCTOBER 1996
922
D r . Li am F o x : Th e M i n i s t e r o f S t at e , F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h Of f i c e ,
my r i g h t h o n . F r i e n d t h e M e mbe r
f o r Ri c h mo n d an d Bar n e s ( M r . H an l e y) , s h al l w r i t e t o t h e
h o n . M e mbe r s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l be p l ac e d
i n t h e Li br ar i e s o f t h e H o u s e .
U n i d e n t i f i e d
F l } i n g Obj e c t s
M r . Re d mo n d : To as k t h e S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r
F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h A f f ai r s
( 1)
w h at c o n s u l t at i o n
h as t ak e n
p l ac e i n e ac h o f t h e l as t f i v e ye ar s by h i s
D e p ar t me n t w i t h t h e F r e n c h S e r v i c e d e D o c u me n t at i o n
Ex t e r i e u r e t d e
Co n t r e - Es p i o n n ag e i n r e s p e c t o f
u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l yi n g o bj e c t s ; an d i f h e w i l l mak e a
s t at e me n t ;
[ 4 0 97 0 ]
( 2) i f h e w i l l l i s t
by mo n t h f o r e ac h o f t h e l as t 10 ye ar s ,
an d t h i s ye ar t o d at e , t h e n u mbe r o f o c c as i o n s t h at M I 6
h as mo n i t o r e d u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l yi n g o bj e c t s i n v e s t i g at i o n s ;
an d i f h e w i l l mak e a s t at e me n t ;
[ 4 0 98 1]
( 3 ) i f h e w i l l l i s t
by mo n t h f o r e ac h o f t h e l as t 10 ye ar s
an d t h i s ye ar t o d at e t h e n u mbe r o f o c c as i o n s o n w h i c h t h e
G o v e r n me n t
Co mmu n i c at i o n s h e ad q u ar t e r s h as mo n i t o r e d
u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l yi n g o bj e c t i n v e s t i g at i o n s ; an d i f h e w i l l
mak e a s t at e me n t .
[ 4 0 922]
M r . D av i d D av i s : I s h al l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . M e mbe r
s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l be p l ac e d i n t h e Li br ar i e s
o f t h e H o u s e .
Co n s u l t an t s
M r . I \ - 1i J bu r n : To as k t h e
S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r F o r e i g n
an d
Co mmo n w e al t h A f f ai r s w h at ar e h i s l at e s t e s t i mat e s
o f t h e e x p e n d i t u r e o n al l e x t e r n al c o n s u l t an t s , i n c l u d i n g
man ag e me n t c o n s u l t an t s , f o r e ac h ye ar s i n c e 1992, i n
1996
p r i c e s , f o r h i s D e p ar t me n t an d i t s ag e n c i e s ; an d w h at
ar e t h e q u an t i f i e d an n u al c o s t s av i n g s w h i c h s u c h
e x p e n d i t u r e h as r e s u l t e d i n .
[ 4 117 8 ]
D r . Li am F o x : Th e M i n i s t e r o f S t at e , F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h A f f ai r s Of f i c e ,
my r i g h t h o n . F r i e n d t h e
M e mbe r f o r Ri c h mo n d an d Bar n e s ( M r . H an l e y) , s h al l
.
w r i t e t o t h e h o n . M e mbe r s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l
be p l ac e d i n t h e Li br ar i e s o f t h e H o u s e .
Ne w
Bu i l d i n g s an d P r e mi s e s
M r s . Br i d g e t P r e n t i c e : To as k t h e S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e
f o r
F o r e i g n an d Co mmo n w e al t h A f f ai r s w h at w as t h e t o t al
e x p e n d i t u r e o n n e w bu i l d i n g s an d p r e mi s e s
by h i s
D e p ar t me n t an d i t s
ag e n c i c ; : s ; an d i f h e w i l l i n d i c at e t h e
s q u ar e f o o t ag e o f n e w o f f i c e
s p ac e p u r c h as e d o r n e w l y
Te n t e d i n e ac h o f t h e l as t f i v e ye ar s . [ 4 114 4 ]
D r . Li am F o x : Th e M i n i s t e r o f S t at e , F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h
Of f i c e ,
my r i g h t h o n . F r i e n d t h e M e mbe r
f o r Ri c h mo n d an d Bar n e s ( M r . H an l e y) , s h al l w r i t e t o t h e
h o n . M e mbe r s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l be p l ac e d
i n t h e Li br ar i e s o f t h e H o u s e .
Te l e p h o n e I n t e r c e p t i o n s
M r .
Re d mo n d : To as k t h e
S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r
F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h A f f ai r s i f h e w i l l l i s t f o r e ac h
o f t h e l as t 12 mo n t h s t h e n u mbe r o f
( a) i n t e r c e p t i o n s an d
( b) mo n i t o r i n g s o f t e l e p h o n e c al l s
( i ) e n t e r i n g o r
( i i ) l e av i n g t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m, t h r o u g h t h e j o i n t
. \ 6 2 CW I 4 5 . P _ ~ G I l I O
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D
W r i t t e n A n s w e r s
G o v e r n me n t Co mmu n i c at i o n s
h e ad q u ar t e r s - Nat i o n al
S e c u r i t y A g e n c y ag r e e me n t ; an d i f h e w i l l mak e a
s t at e me n t .
[ 4 0 97 2]
D r . Li am F o x : Th e M i n i s t e r o f S t at e , F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h Of f i c e ,
my r i g h t h o n . F r i e n d t h e M e mbe r
f o r Ri c h mo n d an d Bar n e s ( M r .
H an l e y) , s h al l w r i t e t o t h e
h o n . M e mbe r s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l be
p l ac e d
i n t h e Li br ar i e s o f t h e H o u s e .
Nu c l e ar
W e ap o n s
M r . A u s t i n M i t c h e l l : To as k t h e
S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r
F o r e i g n an d Co mmo n w e al t h
A f f ai r s w h at as s e s s me n t
h e
h as mad e o f t h e i mp l i c at i o n s f o r U n i t e d
K i n g d o m
p o l i c y
o n t h e u s e o f n u c l e ar w e ap o n s o f t h e d e c i s i o n o f t h e
I n t e r n at i o n al Co u r t o f J u s t i c e o n n u c l e ar
w e ap o n s .
[ 4 1224 ]
M r . D av i d D av i s : I s h al l w r i t e t o t h e h o n . M e mbe r
s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l be p l ac e d i n t h e Li br ar i e s
o f t h e H o u s e .
Co mbi n e d H e at an d P o w e r
M r . Bat t l e : To as k t h e
S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r F o r e i g n
an d Co mmo n w e al t h A f f ai r s w h at
c ap ac i t y o f
e l e c t r i c i t y
u s e d i n h i s D e p ar t me n t s
bu i l d i n g s i s g e n e r at e d i n a
c o mbi n e d h e at an d p o w e r p l an t ; an d w h at
p l an s h e h as t o
i n c r e as e t h at c ap ac i t y.
[ 4 13 21]
D r . Li am F o x : Th e M i n i s t e r o f S t at e , F o r e i g n an d
Co mmo n w e al t h Of f i c e ,
my r i g h t h o n . F r i e n d t h e 1t ! e mbe r
f o r Ri c h mo n d an d Bar n e s ( M r . H an l e y) , s h al l w r i t e t o t h e
h o n . M e mbe r s h o r t l y. Co p i e s o f t h e l e t t e r w i l l be p l ac e d
i n t h e Li br ar i e s o f t h e H o u s e .
D EF ENCE
Re l i g i o u s D i s c r i mi n at i o n
( Cat e r i c k
Camp )
M r . G abr ai t h : To as k t h e
S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r
D e f e n c e w h at r e p o r t s h e h as r e c e i v e d o f r e l i g i o u s
d i s c r i mi n at i o n at Cat t e r i c k
c amp d u r i n g J u n e an d J u l y;
an d i f h e w i l l mak e a s t at e me n t .
[ 4 0 7 6 6 J
M r . S o ame s : Th e r e h av e be e n n o r e p o r t e d i n c i d e n t s o f
r e l i g i o u s d i s c r i mi n at i o n at Cat t e r i c k
Camp d u r i n g J u n e
an d J u l y. H o w e v e r , w e t r e at
an y al l e g at i o n s o f
d i s c r i mi n at i o n
e x t r e me l y s e r i o u s l y an d i f t h e h o n .
M e mbe r c an p r o v i d e an y i n f o r mat i o n w h i c h s u g g e s t s t h at
r e l i g i o u s d i s c r i mi n at i o n h as t ak e n p l ac e at Cat t e r i c k Camp
i t w i l l , o f c o u r s e , be f u l l y i n v e s t i g at e d .
S u i c i d e s
M r . G al br ai t h : To as k t h e
S e c r e t ar y o f S t at e f o r
D e f e n c e p u r s u an t t o h i s _ an s w e r o f 16
M ay t o t h e h o n .
M e mbe r f o r S o u t h S h i e l d s
( D r _ Cl ar k ) , Of f i c i al Re p o r t ,
c o l u mn 5 5 9, i f n w i l l br e ak d o w n t h e n u mbe r o f s u i c i d e s
i n t h e ar me d f o r c e s
by ( a} - ye ar an d
( h ) s e r v i c e f o r e ac h
ye ar s i n c e 1991.
[ 4 0 7 6 7 ]
M r . S o ame s : S i n c e
J an u ar y 199 I t h e t o t al n u mbe r o f
s e r v i c e
p e r s o n n e l w h o h av e be e n c o n f i r me d as
c o mmi t t i n g s u i c i d e i s 13 0 , w h i c h i s br o k e n d o w n as
f o l l o w s :
.
.
. .
.
.
.
BACKGROUND NOTE
-
P Q S I _ 21058, 21108, 21138, 21208, 21228
,_ . . . .
These are six of 26 P Q s on UFO issues raised
by
Martin Redmond. I n
v i ew of this number S ec(AS ) w . ish to cQ ordinate a l ook : at the
t: ol l ectiv ew orth of w hat might be said<in repl y from MOD and other
departI TI ents. These six questions, aimed at the intel l igence rol e
in UFO reporting, ask for information on organisational detail s of
the DI S w hich are cl assified, and its UFO intel l igence exchanges
w ith al l ies w hich are non~existe)1t. We w il l be unabl e to div ul ge
any detail ed organisational information but shoul d be abl e to mak e
a general contribution to a
repl y coordinated
by S ec(AS ) w hich
w il l al so address the non- intel l igence aspects.
.
RAF Rudloe Manor
Mr. Redmond: To as k t h e S ec ret ary
of S t at e f or D ef enc e w h at w ork i s c urrent ly
undert ak en at RAF Rudloe Manor; w h at w ork w as undert ak en i n t h e las t 10 y ears ;
w h at w as , by
rank , t h e es t abli s h meJ ? t f or t h e las t 1 0 y ears ; and i f h e w i ll mak e a
s t at ement . [ 4 08 2 3 ]
Mr. S oames : I w i ll w ri t e t o t h e h on. Member and a
c op y
of t h e let t er w i ll be p lac ed i n
t h e L i brary
of t h e H ous e.
2 f r 7 H
D ef enc e I nt elli g enc e B ranc h es
Mr. Redmond: To as k t h e S ec ret ary
of S t at e f or D ef enc e
( 1)
w h at i s t h e c urrent
2 ( ( ( ) f t i
f unc t i on of D I 55 S I G ; w h at w as i t s f unc t i on
( a)
f i v e y ears and
( b)
10 y ears ag o;
and i f
h e w i ll mak e a s t at ement ; [ 4 104 0]
( 2 )
w h at i s t h e c urrent f unc t i on of D I 6 5B ; w h at w as i t s f unc t i on
( a)
f i v e y ears and
( b)
10 y ears z J I ~ H
ag o; and i f h e w i ll mak e a s t at ement ; [ 4 103 8 ]
( 3 )
w h at i s t h e c urrent f unc t i on of D I 55; w h at w as i t s f unc t i on
( a)
f i v e y ears
L r
2 2 t l
and
( b)
10 y ears ag o;
and i f h e w i ll mak e a s t at ement ; [ 4 104 1]
( 4 )
w h at i s t h e c urrent f unc t i on of D I 6 1E ; w h at w as i t s f unc t i on
( a)
f i v e y ears
7 - ( O ~ P I
and
( b)
10 y ears ag o;
and i f h e w i ll mak e a s t at ement ; [ 4 103 7 ]
( 5)
w h at i s t h e c urrent f unc t i on of D I lO ; w h at w as i t s f unc t i on
( a)
f i v e y ears ] . . / 2 0
~
and
( b)
10 y ears ag o;
and i f h e w i ll mak e a s t at ement . [ 4 103 9 ]
Mr. S oames : I w i ll w ri t e t o t h e h on. Member and a
c op y
of t h e let t er w i ll be p lac ed i n
t h e
L i brary
of t h e H ous e.
) . ( 10)
i 7
oc . 1f 6 ev - - lQ t ( ; .
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r e:. ~ , ! t :.
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U n i d e n t i f i e d F l y i n g O b j e c t s
Mr. Re d mon d : To a s k t h e P ri me Mi n i s t e r i f h e w i l l a l l oc a t e t o a d e p a rt me n t t h e
a s s e s s me n t s of t h e n on - a i r d e f e n c e i mp l i c a t i on s a s s oc i a t e d w i t h u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g
ob j e c t s ; a n d i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t . [ 4 0 8 2 2 ]
Th e P ri me Mi n i s t e r: Th e a i r d e f e n c e a n d a i r t ra f f i c i mp l i c a t i on s of u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g ob j e c t s a re t h e re s p on s i b i l i t y of t h e Mi n i s t ry
of D e f e n c e a n d t h e C i v i l A v i a t i on
A u t h ori t y re s p e c t i v e l y . Th e Gov e rn me n t h a v e n o p l a n s t o a l l oc a t e re s ou rc e s t o
re s e a rc h i n g e x t ra t e rre s t ri a l p h e n ome n a .
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BACKGROUND
1. This PQ is one of 26 for answe r be fore the House prorogue s
from Martin Re dmond about
UF O
re late d issue s (22 for answe r
by
MOD and 3 for F CO re ply). Howe ve r, in vie w of the ove rall amount
of de tail (including that re lat~ ng to the Inte llige nce Se rvice s)
that th MP is se e king, we conside r it prude nt to asse ss the
colle ctive worth"of what might be said in re ply rathe r than answe r
e ach que stion in isolation. We shall the re fore de lay re plying
substantive ly in orde r to do so. That said, we conside re d the
Prime Ministe r would wish to provide a full
re ply to Mr Re dmond
and be lie ve this can be done without de trime nt to the re plie s for
the othe r 25 Que stions. Howe ve r, MOD dHd
WP~
will provide
inte rim,
I
will write , answe rs for the ir Que stions.
2. The draft answe r provide d for the Prime MiniBte r doe s not
addre ss the issue of civil re se rch~ into
th s topic. It doe s,
inste ad, answe r the Que stion in so far as we be lie ve the
Gove rnme nt s position to be . Ne ithe r the MOD nor the Cabine t
Office are aware of any othe r Gove rnme nt inte re st-in UF Os
or,
inde e d of any re se arch into the
UF O
phe nome non. We have copie d
the re ply to the Cabine t Office Scie ntific Advise r.
3 . MOD s inte re st in une xplaine d ae rial phe nome na is limite d to
that re quire d sole ly to e stablish whe the r the re is any e vide nce
that the UK Air De fe nce Re gion might have be e n compromise d
by a
hostile fore ign military airc~ ft. Unle ss the re is any e vide nce
that this is the case , and to date no sighting has provide d such
e vide nce , the MOD doe s not make any furthe r inve stigations or se e k
to provide an e xplanation for what was obse rve d. We have no
inte re st (and ne ithe r doe s any othe r Gove rnme nt
De partme nt),
e xpe rtise or role with re spe ct to UF O/flying sauce r
matte rs or
the que stion of the e xiste nce or othe rwise of e xtrate rre strial
life forms, about which we re main ope n minde d, and we know of no
. - e vide nce that prove s the se phe nome na e xist
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4. In May this ye ar an MOD e mploye e , Mr Nicholas
Pope , who had
pre viously se rve d in the Air Staffs Se cre tariat, publishe d a book
on the
UF O
phe nome non Ope n Skie s, Close d Minds
(copy
of book
jacke t attache d). Me dia and public inte re st in
UF O
.issue s
has
incre ase d since that time including a numbe r of TV programme s. It
is quite possible that Martin Re dmond has be e n lobbie d into
tabling this raft of que stions by a me mbe r of the public with an
inte re st in such matte rs, which follow te n que stions he table d on
UF O
matte rs be twe e n May and July this ye ar.
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Sec(AS)
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list
the
titles of the records of the Ministry of Defences Scientific
Intelligence Branch in respect of correspondence sent to Mr
Nicholas Redfern
by
the Public Record Office, Kew on 21st
September 1990.
PQ 2142H
Lead:
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many alleged
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landings
by
unidentified flying objects have been recorded in each"
year since 1~ 0 and this year to date; how many have been
investigated- by his Departments personnel; which of these had
been traced
by
radar and with what result; and if he will make a
statement.
FCO PQs
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth
Affairs, what consultation has taken place in each of the last
five years by
his Department with French Service de Documentation
Exterieur et de Contre- Espionnage in respect of unidentified
flying objects; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth
Affairs, if he will list
by
month for each of the last 10 years,
and this year to ate, the, number of occasions that MI6 has
monitored unidentified flying objects investigations; and if he
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Mr . Re d mon d : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y of S t a t e f or D e f e n c e
(1 )
w h a t i s h i s
D e p a r t me n t s a s s e s s me n t of t h e i n c i d e n t t h a t oc c u r r e d on 5 Nove mbe r 1 990 w h e n a
p a t r ol of RAF Tor n a d o a i r c r a f t
f l y i n g
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h i g h s p e e d
by
a n u n i d e n t i f i e d c r a f t ; a n d i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t ; [ 3 92 4 5 ]
(2 )
i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t on t h e u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g obj e c t s i g h t i n g r e p or t e d t o h i s
D e p a r t me n t by
t h e me t e or ol og i c a l of f i c e r a t RAF S h a w bu r y i n t h e e a r l y h ou r s of 3 1 Ma r c h
1 993 . [ 3 92 4 6 ]
Mr . S oa me s : Re p or t s of s i g h t i n g s on t h e s e d a t e s a r e r e c or d e d on f i l e a n d w e r e
e x a mi n e d
by
s t a f f r e s p on s i bl e f or a i r d e f e n c e ma t t e r s . No f i r m c on c l u s i on s w e r e
d r a w n a bou t t h e n a t u r e of t h e p h e n ome n a r e p or t e d bu t t h e e ve n t s w e r e n ot j u d g e d
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be of d e f e n c e s i g n i f i c a n c e .
2 0
Mr . Re d mon d : To a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y of S t a t e f or D e f e n c e w h a t a s s e s s me n t h i s
D e p a r t me n t ma d e of t h e p h ot og r a p h
of a n u n i d e n t i f i e d c r a f t a t C a l vi n e on 4 Au g u s t
1 990; w h o r e move d i t f r om a n of f i c e i n s e c r e t a r i a t (a i r s t a f f ) 2 a ; f or w h a t r e a s on s ; a n d
i f h e w i l l ma k e a s t a t e me n t . [ 3 92 4 8 ]
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by
s t a f f r e s p on s i bl e f or a i r d e f e n c e ma t t e r s . S i n c e i t w a s j u d g e d t h a t t h e y c on t a i n e d
n ot h i n g of d e f e n c e s i g n i f i c a n c e t h e n e g a t i ve s w e r e n ot r e t a i n e d a n d w e h a ve n o r e c or d
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1. Mr Redmond has asked a large number of questions about military
aviation issues over the years. He recently tabled four PQs about
unidentified flying objects prompted, we believe, by
the recent
publication of a book on the subject by
a former member
of
Sec(AS) .
The MP has tabled a further six questions on the subject of
"UF O s"
for answer before the Parliamentary recess. The two incidents to
which he refers are specificially cited in this publication.
2. The sighting on 31 March 1993 was one of a number reported from,
the West Country and South Wales that day. These were examined in the
usual manner and included a check with the US authorities about
Stealth aircraft activities, which revealed nothing. The report
by . ~
Tornado aircrew on 5 November 1990 suggested that they may have seen
a Stealth aircraft, but there is no evidence on the file of
any
follow- up action. The report would have been shown to air defence
experts, if the nQrmal procedures were followed, and it
may therefore
be assumed that nothing of defenc~ significance was inferred from the
report.
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wa s d y n a mi t e . A n u n i d e n t i fi e d cr a ft i n a n y
B r i t i s h a i r s p a ce wa s
t hr e a t e n i n g e n o u g h,
b u t o ve r a hi g h s e cu r i t y mi l i t a r y
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ma t he ma t i cs . He ha d wa t che d t he o b j e ct fl y i n g
l o w o ve r t he co a s t
n e a r Ha ve r fo r d we s t i n P e mb r o k e s hi r e a n d ha d t i me d i t s p a s s a g e
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i t s s p e e d
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a hu g e
d i a mo n d -s ha p e d o b j e ct fl y i n g
s t e a d i l y o ve r t he i r he a d s .
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t he cr a ft wa s a b o u t 200m. T he y
a l s o r e p o r t e d a l o w, hu mmi n g
s o u n d o f t he fr e q u e n cy
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t he cha s e wa s u n s u cce s s fu l . T he y t ho u g ht
i t wa s g o i n g
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fl y i n g
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s cr e e che d t o a ha l t
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t he g a t e ,
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t he y
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we r e d i s a p p o i n t e d ,
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ha d ha d
fr o m R A F S ha wb u r y
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mo ve d e r r a t i ca l l y
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g l i m p s e , b u t l a s t e d f o r f i v e m i n u t e s , l o n g e n o u g h f o r
t h e w i t n e s s t o e s t i m a t e t h e s i z e o f t h e c r a f t t o b e a b o u t t h a t o f
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c o n s i d e r a b l y m o r e f a m i l i a r w i t h t h e n i g h t s h . l
t h a n I w a s . A
p a t r o n i s i n g l e c t u r e o n a i r c r a f t l i g h t s s e e n f r o m u n u s u a l a n g l e s
s e e m e d w h o l l y o u t o f p l a c e . On t h e p h o n e r a g r e e d w i t h h i m
t h a t t h e r e w a s o n l y o n e c o n c l u s i o n : w h a t e v e r h e h a d s e e n w a s
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d e s c r i p t i o n o f t h a t p r o b i n g b e a m s e a r c h i n g t h e f i e l d s . I t i m p l i e d
i n t e l l i g e n t o c c u p a n t s o f t h e c r a f t , a n d i t a l s o i m p l i e d t h a t t h e y
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s p r i n g n i g h t
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t h a t n i g h t t h a t c a m e r e m o t e l y c l o s e t o f i t t i n g a ~ y t h i n g
t h a t h a d
b e e n s e e n . Th e r e w e r e n o w e a t h e r b a l l o o n s i n t h e a r e a o f t h e
d e n s e s t s i g h t i n g s a n d n o u n u s u a l
p l a n e t a r y a c t i v i t y , s a i d t h e R o y a l
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u p
w i t h s o m e t h i n g . I t c o n f i r m e d
t h a t d e b r i s f r o m a R u s s i a n r o c k e t , Co s m o s 2 2 3 8, h a d r e - e n t e r e d
E a r t h s
a t m o s p h e r e t h a t n i g h t a n d m i g h t j u s t h a v e b e e n v i s i b l e
f r o m t h e . U n i t e d Ki n g d o m . So t h a t w a s i t , t h e d o u b t e r s s a i d ,
o r t h o d o x s c i e n c e h a d t r i u m p h e d a g a i n . Bu t o f c o u r s e , i t h a d n t .
A p i e c e o f r e - e n t e r i n g s p a c e d e b r i s w o u l d b u r n
u p ,
l i k e a m e t e o r ,
a n d p r o d u c e a f l a m i n g t r a i l w h i c h w o u l d l a s t o n l y s e c o n d s .
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s i g h t i n g f r o m R A F
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a n d o r d e r e d a n u mbe r o f r a d a r
t a p e s t o be i mp o u n d e d a n d s e n t t o me . A s t h e s e t a p e s a r e u s u a l l y
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VH S v i d e o s I c o u l d i s o l a t e a n d i d e n t i f y .
t h e s e . A t f i r s t , t h e
r e s u l t s w e r e d i s a p p o i n t i n g .
Th e bl i p s f a d e d i n a n d o u t a l l
n i g h t , l i k e g h o s t s i n t h e mo r n i n g l i g h t . RA F r a d a r e x p e r t s
e x p l a i n e d t h e s e c o n v e n t i o n a l l y e n o u g h . Gr o u n d c l u t t e r , t h e y
s a i d , t a l l t r e e s p i c k e d u p
n o w a n d a g a i n a r o u n d o n e p a r t i c u l a r
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B r i t a i n
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r a d a r . A n d c o n s e q u e n t l y , w i t h n o
r a d a r t r a c k t o s e t t h e p r o c e d u r e i n mo t i o n , w e h a d n t e v e n g o t
o u r a i r c r a f t i n t o t h e a i r . Wa s t h i s t h e s a me t r i a n g l e t h a t h a d be e n
s e e n o v e r B e l g i u m t h r e e y e a r s e a r l i e r ? A n d c o u l d i t n o w e v a d e
r a d a r a l t o g e t h e r ?
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e v e r y
a v e n u e l e d n o w h e r e . Wh a t e v e r i t w a s h a d c o me a n d g o n e . I t
w a s t i me t o t a k ~ t h e w h o l e p r o bl e m
u p s t a i r s .
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my
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s a i d , m h a n d s - o n a p p r o a c h a n d
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f i r m v i e w s t h a t w e w e r e
f a c i n g i n UFOs a g e n u i n e p h e n o me n o n t h a t n e e d e d s e r i o u s a n d
u r g e n t r e s e a r c h h a d n o t me t w i t h p o p u l a r i t y
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BACKGROUND PQ 1987H
1. Mr Redmond has asked a large number of questions about
military aviation issues over the years. He recently tabled four
PQs about unidentified flying objects prompted, we believe,
by
the
recent publication of a book on the subject by
a former member of
Sec(AS). The MP has tabled a further six questions on the subject
of
" UFOs"
for answer before the Parliamentary recess. The incident
to which he refers and the removal of a phQtograph of the
" UFO"
are specificially cited in this publication.
2. Details of the sighting and the associated
photograph were
examined
by
officials, including photographic experts, and
revealed no evidence to indicate anything of defence significance.
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e n c ou n t e r s by Roy a l A i r F or c e p i l ot s w i t h u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g
c r a f t s i n c e 1 9 6 6 w h i c h
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2299H
1. This PQ i~ one of two which follow 26 UFO - related
PQs tabled
last month
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Mr Redmond (22 to this Department, one to the Prime
Minister, and three to the FCO).
2. USofS will recall that in May this y ear a MOD employ ee, Mr
Nicholas Pope,
who had previously served in the Air Staffs
Secretariat, published a boo~ on the
UFO
phenomenon Open Skies,
Closed Minds . Media and public interest in
UFO
issues has
increased since that time including a number of TV programmes. Mr
Redmond tabled ten
UFO - related
questions between May and July this
y ear.
3. Since the beginning of 1966 there have been approximately 9000
UFO
reports made to the Ministry of Defence. Once examined and
judged to have no defence significance, the reports are placed on
departmental files. Although the vast majority of
UFO
reports are
received from members of the public, separate records are not
maintained of the source of the reports, ego from on- duty service
personnel, police, members of the public etc. To establish how many
of the reports were made
by
military aircrew would require a paper
search of all the files since 1966.
4. We are aware of one report by military aircrew on
5 November 1990, which suggested that they may have in fact seen a
Stealth aircraft, but there is no evidence on the file of any
follow- up action. The report would have been shown to air defence
experts, if the normal procedures were followed, and it may
therefore be assumed that nothing of defence significance was
inferred from the report.
5 . We have considered whether to expand the answer in order to
avoid any impression that the Department holds a large number of
.i
reports from military aircrew, but on balance, have not done so.
There is no evidence that any structured craft of unknown origin has
penetrated the
UK s Air Defence Region and Mr Redmond is well aware
of this fact
(copy
of recent PQ answer attached).
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BACKGROUND
-
PQ 23388
1. This PQ is one of five which have been tabled
by Martin
Redmond for answer this week, on UFO- related
issues. Since the
House returned from the summer recess this brings the total of
Martin Redmond PQs on
UFO- related
issues to 33.
2. A
copy
of the answer given to the previous question (24 July)
is attached at Annex A. The incidents
giving rise to the
uncorrelated radar tracks mentioned in that answer occurred on
2 Aug and 6 Sep
91. The radar tracks were subsequently identified
by
interception as Russian maritime patrol aircraft which had
penetrated the UK Air Defence Region and which were thought to
have been monitoring Exercise Northern Star, a NATO maritime
exercise taking place at the time.
3. The guestion asks for details of similar incidents from 1979
onwards. Central file records only exist for the last five years.
It might be possible to obtain some information for the period
from 1979
by
initiating a trawl- of local records (Forms 540) held
by
RAF stations with air defence responsibilities. Forms 540 are
raised
by
all RAF stations for historical purposes to record
noteworthy events of significance to the station, but not
specifically those of an operational nature. It would involve a
, -
manual search
by
each station for the 17 year period since the
records are not held in a readily available form. The answer to
the last part of the
MPs
question could not therefore be provided
without disproportionate cost and effort and the
reply reflects
this line.
* ) .
W r i t t e n An swe r s
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DEFENCE
t F
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P l u t o n i u m
; ,
M r . L l e w S m i t h : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e
i f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s G o v e r n m e n t h a v e si n c e 1 9 6 6
; r e q u e st e d t h e U n i t e q - K i n g d o m t o p r o v i d e r e a c t o r g r a d e
p l u t o n i u m f o r t h e
p
r p o se o f c o n d u c t i n g a n u c l e a r t e st
e x p l o si o n u n d e r t h e p r o v i si o n s o f t h e U S - U K m u t u a l
d e f e n c e a g r e e m e n t o n a t o m i c e n e r g y c o - o p e r a t i o n . [ 3 8 5 0 0 ]
M r . Ar b u t h n o t : No su c h r e q u e st s h a v e b e e n m a d e
b y
t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s.
S m a l l B u si n e sse s
M r . Da v i d S h a w: To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e i f h e wi l l m a k e a st a t e m e n t o n t h e i m p a c t o f
( a )
h i s p o l i c i e s a n d
( b )
t h e wo r k o f h i s De p a r t m e n t i n
h e l p i n g sm a l 1 b u si n e sse s i n t h e l a st 1 2 m o n t h s a s
a g a i n st t h e p r e v i o u s 1 2 m o n t h s; a n d i f h e wi l l p u b l i sh
t h e p e r f o r m a n c e i n d i c a t o r s b y
wh i c h h i s De p a r t m e n t
m o n i t o r s t h e i m p a c t a n d t h e st a t i st i c a l r e su l t s o f su c h
m o n i t o r i n g . [ 3 9 1 4 1 ]
M r . Ar b u t h n o t : Th e G o v e r n m e n t r e c o g n i se t h e c r u c i a l
r o l e p l a y e d b y sm a l l f i r m s i n t h e U K e c o n o m y a n d a i m
t o h e l p t h e m
b y p r o v i d i n g so u n d e c o n o m i c c o n d i t i o n s-
k e e p i n g i n f l a t i o n a n d i n t e r e st r a t e s l o w; r e d u c i n g
l e g i sl a t i v e a d m i n i st r a t i v e a n d t a x a t i o n b u r d e n s; a n d wh e r e
a p p r o p r i a t e p r o v i d e d i r e c t a ssi st a n c e i n t h e f o r m o f
sp
c i a l i st a d v i c e a n d su p p o r t a n d e a si n g a c c e ss t o f i n a n c e .
~ , l y De p a r t m e n t su p p o r t s t h e DTI s sm a l l b u si n e ss
m e a su r e s a n d i n i t i a t i v e s. I a m t h e M i n i st e r wi t h i n t h i s
De p a r t m e n t f o r sm a l l b u si n e sse s a n d I a t t e n d o r a m
r e p r e se n t e d a t t h e DTI s r e g u l a r m e e t i n g s.
Th e De f e n c e S u p p l i e r s S e r v i c e a ssi st s c o m p a n i e s,
i n c l u d i n g sm a l l b u si n e sse s, i n m a k i n g c o n t a c t wi t h
a p p r o p . r i a t e c o n t r a c t s b r a n c h e s. I t a l so a r r a n g e s f o r d e t a i l s
o f m a n y f o r t h c o m i n g t e n d e r s t o b e p u b l i sh e d i n t h e
f o r t n i g h t l y M OD Co n t r a c t s B u l l e t i n wh i c h i s a v a i l a b l e t o
a n y i n t e r e st e d
p a r t y o n su b sc r i p t i o n . Th i s e n a b l e s sm a l l
b u si n e sse s e i t h e r t o se e k t o t e n d e r d i r e c t l y f o r sp e c i f i c
r e q u i r e m e n t s o r , m o r e c o m m o n l y , t o b e c o m e
su b - c o n t r a c t o r s t o l a r g e r c o m p a n i e s.
S i n c e t h e P r o c u r e m e n t Ex e c u t i v e o f t h e M i n i su y o f
De f e n c e m o v e d t o t h e n e w p r o c u r e m e n t h e a d q u a r t e r s a t
" " t o e y W o o d n e a r B r i st o l e a r l i e r t h i s y e a r , t h e De f e q c e
3 u p p l i e r s S e r v i c e i s i n c o n t a c t wi t h t h e B r i st o l c h a m b e r
) f c o m m e r c e a n d DTI s
b u si n e ss J i n k s, wh o se S o u t h - we st
< e g i o n a l
su p p l y n e t wo r k o f f i c e h a s b e c o m e t h e i r n a t i o n a l
o c a l
p o i n t f o r t h e d e f e n c e i n d u st r y . Ot h e r a r e a s o f t h e
: o u n t r y c a n r e a c h
m y De p a r t m e n t , a n d b e r e a c h e d
b y
u s,
h r o u g h t h e b u si n e ss l i n k s n e t wo r k .
As m u c h o f t h e a ssi st a n c e p r o v i d e d b y m y De p a r t m e n t
o sm a l J b u si n e sse s t e n d s t o b e i n t h e su b - c o n t r a c t o r
e c t o r , i t i s n o t p o ssi b l e t o e st a b l i sh su i t a b l e p e r f o r m a n c e
. a r a m e t e r s a n d t h e r e f o r e n o st a t i st i c s a r e a v a i l a b l e ,
R : ~ 9 < g , I , ~ . ! t 1 i . f u Fo r e st ( I n c i d e n t )
. ~ .
1 \ 1 r .
R e 4 r i i d r i 4 : : , To . a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
- y . . . _ + - ~ : . c , : . ~ ; . . . _ " , . . . . _ . . . ~ _ ~ ,
) e f e n c e
( 1 ) ; \ \ .
~ ~ J ~ P 9 Q ~ e
h i s De p a r t m e n t m a d e t o t h e
su b r i : r i t t
d ~
b y ; L i e u t e n a n t
Co l o n e l Ch l e s H a l t
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A
24 m L Y 1 9 9 6 W r i t t e n An swe r s
4 24
r e l a t i n g t o e v e n t s i n R e n d l e sh a m f o r e st i n De c e m b e r
1 9 8 0 ; wh a t i n t e r v i e ws we r e h e l d ; a n d i f h e wi l l m a k e a
,
st a t e m e n t ;
[ 3 9 24 7 ]
( 2) wh o a sse sse d t h a t t h e e v e n t s a r o u n d R AF
W o o d b r i d g e a n d R AF B e n t wa t e r s i n De c e m b e r 1 9 8 0 ,
wh i c h we r e r e p o r t e d t o h i s De p a r t m e n t
b y L i e u t e n a n t
Co l o n e l Ch a r l e s H a l t we r e o f n o d e f e n c e si g n i f i c a n c e ;
o n wh a t e v i d e n c e t h e a sse ssm e n t wa s m a d e ; wh a t
a n a l y si s o f e v e n t s wa s c a r r i e d o u t ; a n d i f h e wi l l m a k e
a st a t e m e n t .
[ 3 9 24 9 ]
M r . S o a m e s: Th e r e p o r t wa s a sse sse d
b y t h e st a f f i n
m y De p a r t m e n t r e sp o n si b l e f o r a i r d e f e n c e m a t t e r s, S i n c e
t h e j u d g m e n t wa s t h a t i t c o n t a i n e d n o t h i n g o f d e f e n c e
si g n i f i c a n c e n o f u r t h e r a c t i o n wa s t a k e n .
U n c o r r e l a t e d R a d a r Tr a c k s ( I n v e st i g a t i o n s)
M r . R e d m o n d : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e o n h o w m a n y o c c a si o n s R AF a i r c r a f t h a v e b e e n
( a )
sc r a m b l e d a n d ( b )
d i v e r t e d f r o m t a sk t o i n v e st i g a t e
u n c o r r e l a t e d t a r g e t s p i c k e d u p o n r a d a r ; a n d i f h e wi l l
m a k e a st a t e m e n t .
[ 3 9 21 8 ]
M r . S o a m e s: I n t h e p a st f i v e y e a r s R AF a i r c r a f t h a v e
b e e n sc r a m b l e d o r d i v e r t e d f r o m t a sk o n t wo o c c a si o n s t o
i n t e r c e p t a n d i d e n t i f y u n c o r r e l a t e d r a d a r t r a c k s e n t e r i n g
t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m a i r d e f e n c e r e g i o n .
U n i d e n t i f i e d Cr a f t
M r . R e d m o n d : To a sk
t h e .
S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c
( 1 )
wh a t i s h i s De p a r t m e n t s a sse ssm e n t o f t h e
i n c i d e n t t h a t o c c u r r e d o n 5 No v e m b e r 1 9 9 0 wh e n a p a t r o l
o f R A. F To r n a d o a i r c r a f t f l y i n g o v e r t h e No r t h se a we r e
o v e r t a k e n a t h i g h sp e e d b y
a n u n i d e n t i f i e d c r a f t ; a n d i f h e
wi l l m a k e a st a t e m e n t ;
[ 3 9 24 5 ]
( 2)
i f h e wi l l m a k e a st a t e m e n t o n t h e u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g o b j e c t si g h t i n g r e p o n e d t o h i s De p a r t m e n t b y t h e
m e t e o r o l o g i c a l o f f i c e r a t R AF S h a wb u r y i n t h e e a r l y
h o u r s o f 3 1 M a r c h 1 9 9 3 . ( 3 9 24 6 ]
M r . S o a m e s: R e p o r t s o f si g h t i n g s o n t h e se d a t e s a r e
r e c o r d e d o n f i l e a n d we r e e x a m i n e d
b y
st a f f r e sp o n si b l e
f o r a i r d e f e n c e m a t t e r s. No f i n n c o n c l u si o n s we r e d r a wn
a b o u t t h e n a t u r e o f t h e p h e n o m e n a r e p o r t e d b u t t h e e v e n t s
we r e n o t j u d g e d t o b e o f d e f e n c e si g n i f i c a n c e .
M r . R e d m o n d : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e wh a t a sse ssm e n t h i s De p a r t m e n t m a d e o f t h e
p h o t o g r a p h o f a n u n i d e n t i f i e d c r a f t a t Ca l v i n e o n 4 Au g u st
.
1 9 9 0 ; wh o r e m o v e d i t f r o m a n o f f i c e i n se c r e t a r i a t ( a i r
st a f f ) 2a ; f o r wh a t r e a so n s; a n d i f h e wm m a k e a
st a t e m e n t .
[ 3 9 24 8 ]
M r . S o a m e s: A n u m b e r o f n e g a t i v e s a sso c i a t e d wi t h
t h e si g h t i n g we r e e x a m i n e d
b y st a f f r e , sp o n si b l e f o r a i r
d e f e n c e m a t t e r s. S i n c e i t wa s j u d g e d t h a t t h e y c o n t a i n e d
n o t h i n g o f d e f e n c e si g n i f i c a n c e t h e n e g a t i v e s we r e n o t
r e t a i n e d a n d we h a v e n o r e c o r d Q f a n y p h o t o g r a p h s h a v i n g
b e e n t a k e n f r o m t h e m .
P u b l i c i t y
! v i s H o d g e : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r De f e n c e
wh a t i s h i s De p a r t m e n t s b u d g e t i n 1 9 9 6 - 9 7 f o r
c o n su l t a n t s t o a ssi st wi t h i n f o n n a t i o n , p u b l i c i t y , p r e ss a n d
m e d i a .
[ 3 9 3 5 3 ]
j 1 W
e T ~
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v/
DEFENCE
U n i d e n t i f i e d Fl y i n g O b j e c t s
Mr. Re d mon d : T o a s k t h e S e c re t a ry
of S t a t e f or De f e n c e
( 1 )
w h a t f a c t ors u n d e rl a y 7 . rs . ~
U , , . -
h i s De p a rt me n t s d e c i s i on t h a t t h e re p ort e d s i g h t i n g s
of u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g ob j e c t s
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on 5 Nove mb e r 1 9 9 0 a n d 3 1 Ma rc h 1 9 9 3 w e re n ot of d e f e n c e s i g n i f i c a n c e ; [ 2 8 9 8 ]
( 2 )
f or w h a t re a s on s h i s De p a rt me n t a s s e s s e d t h e s i g h t i n g s of a n u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g ob j e c t
ove r RAF S h a w b u ry , re f e rre d t o i n h i s a n s w e r of 2 4 J u l y , O f f i c i a l Re p ort , c ol u mn 42 4, a s
h a vi n g n o d e f e n c e s i g n i f i c a n c e .[ 2 9 2 8 ]
1 2 Nov 1 9 9 6: Col u mn : 1 1 2
Mr. S oa me s : I re f e r t h e h on . Me mb e r t o t h e a n s w e r t h a t I g a ve h i m on 8 J u l y 1 9 9 6,
O f f i c i a l Re p ort , c ol u mn 2 6.
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BACKGROUND NOTE TO PQs 23348 AND 23448
1. Mr Redmond is continuing to ask a number of questions about
UFO -related issues. Since the House returned from the summer
recess he has now tabled 33 PQs on this subject. The two
incidents to which Mr Redmond refers in these PQs are specifically
cited in the book by
a former member of Sec(AS) on
UFOs .
2. The sighting on 31 March 1993 was one of a number reported
from the West Country and South Wales that day. These were
examined in the usual manner and included a check with the US
authorities about Stealth aircraft activities, which revealed
nothing. The report by
Tornado aircrew on 5 November 1990
suggested that they may have seen a Stealth aircraft, but there is
no evidence on the file of any follow-up action. The report would
have been shown to air defence experts, if the normal procedures
were followed, and it may therefore be assumed that nothing of
defence significance was inferred from the report. The Official
Report, 24 July 1996, Col 424, which the MP cites in his question
is attached for information at Annex A.
3. As we have already expl~ ined the factors relevant to
investigating
UFO
reports (Official Report, 8 July 1996, Col 26
attached at Annex
B)
there is nothing further to add to what has
already been said. The draft
reply therefor refers to the
earlier answer.
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.
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. 2 4 2 3
W r i t t e n An swe r s
DEFENCE
n
P l u t o n i u m
; -
: M r . bl e w S m i t h : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e i f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s G o v e r n m e n t h a v e . si n c e 1 9 6 6
r e q u e st e d t h e U n i t e d Ki n gd o m t o p r o v i d e r e a c t o r
gr a d e
p l u t o n i u m f o r t h e p u r p o se o f c o n d u c t i n g a n u c l e a r t e st
~ x p l o si o n u n d e r t h e p r o v i si o n s o f t h e U S - U K m u t u a l
d e f e n c e a gr e e m e n t o n a t o m i c e n e r gy c o - o p e r a t i o n , [ 3 8 5 0 0 J
M r . Ar bu t h n o t : No sl i c h r e q u e st s h a v e be e n m a d e by
t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s,
S m a l l B u si n e sse s
1 \ J r . Da v i d S h a w: To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e i f h e wi l l m a k e a st a t e m e n t o n t h e i m p a c t o f
(0 )
h i s p o l i c i e s a n d
(b)
t h e wo r k o f h i s De p a r t m e m i n
h I p i n g sm a l l bu si n e sse s i n t h e l a st 1 2 m o n t h s a s
a g~ n st t h e p r e v i o u s 1 2 m o n t h s; a n d i f h e wi l l p u bl i sh
t h e p e r f o r m a n c e i n d i c a t o r s
by wh i c h h i s De p a r t m e n t
m o n i t o r s t h e i m p a c t a n d t h e st a t i stc a l r e su l t s o f su c h
m o n i t o r i n g, [ 3 9 1 4 1 J
M r . Ar bu t h n o t : Th e G o v e r n m e n t r e c o gn i se t h e c r u c i a l
o k
p l a y e d by sm a l l f i r m s i n t h e U K e c o n o m y a n d a i m
o h e l p t h e m
by p r o v i d i n g so u n d e c o n o m i c c o n d i t i o n s-
: t " e p i n g i n f l a t i o n a n d i n t e r e st r a t e s l o w; r e d u c i n g
; 2 sI a t i v e a d m i n i st r a t i v e a n d t f L x a t i o n bu r d e n s; a n d wh e
c I )P r o p r i a t e p r o v i d e d i r e c t a ssi st a n c e i n t h e f o n n o f
p e c i a l i st d v i c e a n d su p p o r t a n d e a si n g a c c e ss t o f i n a n c e .
M y
.
De p a r H n e n t su p p o r t s t h e DTI s sm a l l . bu si n e ss
[ ] a su r e s a n d i n i t i a t i v e s. I a m t h e M i n i st e r wi t h i n t J s
: p a r t m e n t f o r sm a l l bu si n e sse s a n d I a t t e n d o r a m
; : p r e se n t e d a t L 1 e DTI s r e gu l a r m e e t i n gs.
Th e De f e n c e S u p p l i e r s S e r v i c e a ssi st s c o m p a n i e s,
, c l u d i n g sm a l l bu si n e sse s, i n m a k i n g c o n t a c t wi t h
; : , ; ; r o p r
a . t e c o n t r a c t s br a n c h e s. I t a l so a r r l l i i ge s f o r d e t a i l s
f m a n y f o r t h c o m i n g t e n d e r s t o be p u bl i sh e d i n t h e
m n i gh t ] y M OD Co n t r a c t s B u l l e t i n wh i c h i s a v a i l a bl e t o
1 )
i n t e r e st e d
p a r t y o n su bsc r i p t i o n . Th i s e n a bl e s sm a l l
~ Fi n e sse s e i t h e r t o se e k t o t e n d e r d i r e c t l y f o r sp e c i f i c
: q u i r e m e I 1 t s o r , m o r e c o m m o n l y , t o be c o m e
l t l - c o n t r a c t o r s t o l a r ge r c o m p a n i e s.
S i n c e t h e P r o c u r e m e n t Ex e c u t i v e o f t h e M i n i st r y o f
d e n c e m o v e d t o t h e n e w p r o c u r e m e n t h e a d q u a r t e r s a t
bbe y W o o d n e a r B r i st o l e a r l i e r t h i s y e a r , t h e De f e f ! . c e
I p p I i e r s S e r v i c e i s i n c o n t a c t wi t h t h e B r i st o l c h a m be r
.
c o m m e r c e a n d DTI s
bu si n e ss l i n k s, wh o se S o u t h - we st
gi o n a l su p p l y n e t wo r k o f f i c e h a s be c o m e t h e i r n a t i o n a l
c a l p o i n t f o r t h e d e f e n c e
i n d u st r y . Ot h e r a r e a s o f t b. e
U n t r y c a n r e a c h
m y De p a r t m e n t , a n d be r e a c h e d
by u s,
~ o u gh t h e bu si n e ss l i n k s n e t wo r k .
As m u c h o f t h e a ssi st a n c e p r o v i d e d by m y De p a n m e n t
sm a l l bu si n e sse s. t e n d s t o be i n t h e su b- c o n t r a c t o r
: [ Or , i t i s n o t p o ssi bl e t o e st a bl i sh su i t a bl e p e r f o r m a n c e
r a r n e t e r s a n d t h e r e f o r e n o st a t i st i c s a r e a v a i l a bl e .
~ ~ ~ ~ ! , ~ 1
. f u Fo r e st (I n c i d e n t )
\ f r .
R e d m @ 4 . : T~ . a sk t h e
S e c r e t a r y
o f S t a t e f o r
f e n c e
(1 ) : . \ r l i ~ L !
. P 9 . n , ~ ~
h i s
De P a r t m e n t
m a d e t o t h e
a r t , su bf f i i t t e d
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by ; ; L i e u t e n a n t
Co l o n e l Ch a r l e s H a l t
. . ~
ANt J ~ A
2 4 J U L Y 1 9 9 6 W r i t t e n An swe r s
4 2 4
r e l a t i n g t o e v e n t s i n R e n d l e sh a m f o r e st i n De c e m be r
1 9 8 0 ; wh a t i n t e r v i e ws we r e h e l d ; a n d i f h e wi l l m a l c e a
.
st a t e m e n t ;
[ 3 9 2 4 7 ]
(2 ) wh o a sse sse d t h a t t h e e v e n t s a r o u n d R AP
W o o d br i d ge a n d R AF B e n t wa t e r s i n De c e m be r
1 9 8 0 ,
wh i c h we r e r e p o r t e d t o h i s De p a r t m e n t
by L i e u t e n a n t
Co l o n e l Ch a r l e s H a l t we r e o f n o d e f e n c e
si gn i f i c a n c e ;
o n wh a t e v i d e n c e t h e a sse ssm e n t wa s m a d e ; wh a t
a n a l y si s o f e v e n t s wa s c a r r i e d o u t ; a n d i f h e wi l l m a k e
a st a t e m e n t .
[ 3 9 2 4 9 J
M r . S o a m e s: Th e r e p o r t wa s a sse sse d
by t h e st a f f i n
m y De p a r t m e n t r e sp o n si bl e f o r a i r d e f e n c e m a t t e r s. S i n c e
t h e j u d gm e n t wa s t h a t i t c o n t a i n e d n o t h i n g o f d e f e n c e
si gn i f i c a n c e n o f u r t h e r a c t i o n wa s t a k e n .
U n c o r r e l a t e d R a d a r Tr a c k s (I n v e st i ga t i o n s)
M r . R e d m o n d : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e o n h o w m a n y o c c a si o n s R AP a i r c r a f t h a v e be e n
(a )
sc r a m bl e d a n d
(b)
d i v e r t e d f r o m t a sk t o i n v e st i ga t e
u n c o r r e l a t e d t a r ge t s p i c k e d u p o n r a d a r ; a n d i f h e wi l l
m a k e a st a t e m e n t .
[ 3 9 2 1 8 ]
M r . S o a m e s: I n t h e p a st f i v e y e a r s R . ~ a i r c r a f t h a v e
be e n sc r a m bl e d o r d i v e r t e d f r o m t a sk o n t wo o c c a si o n s t o
i n t e r c e p t a n d i d e n t i f y u n c o r r e l a t e d r a d a r t r a c k s e n t e r i n g
t h e U n i t e d Ki n gd o m a i r d e f e n c e r e gi o n .
M r . R e d m o n d : To a sk t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f Of
De f e n c e
(1 )
wh a t i s h i s De p a r t m e n t s a sse ssm e n k o f t h e
i n c i d e n t t h a t o c c u r r e d o n 5 No v e m be r 1 9 9 0 wh e n a p a t r o l
o f R . i \ F To r n a d o a i r c r a f t f l y i n g o v e r t h e No I l se a we r e
o v e r t a k e n a t h i gh sp e e d by a n u n i d e n t i f i e d c r a f t ; a n d i f h e
\ v i l 1 m a k e a st a t e m e n t ;
[ 3 9 2 4 5 J
(2 )
i f h e wi l l m a k e a st a t e m e n t o n t h e u n i d e n t i f i e d
f l y i n g o bj e c t si gh t i n g r e p o n e d t o h i s De p a r t m e n t
by G . e
m e t e o r o l o gi c a l o f f i c e r a t R 1 \ F S h a wbu r y i n t h e e a r l y
h o u r s o f 3 1 l v f a r c h 1 9 9 3 . [ 3 9 2 4 6 J
1 \ 1 r . S o a m e s: R e p o r t s o f si gh t i n gs o n t h e se d a t e s a r e
r e c o r d e d o n f i l e a n d we r e e x a m i n e d by st a f f r e sp o n si bl e
f o r a i r d e f e n c e m a t t e r s. No f i n n c o n c l u si o n s we r e d r a wn
a bo u t t h e n a t u r e o f t h e p h e n o m e n a r e p o r t e d bu t t h e e v . e n t s
we r e n o t j u d ge d t o be o f d e f e n c e si gn i f i c a n c e .
M r . R e d m o n d : To a sk t h e
S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
De f e n c e wh a t a sse ssm e n t h i s De p a r t m e n t m < ). d e o f t h e
p h o t o gr a p h
o f a n u n i d e n t i f i e d c r a f t a t Ca l v i n e o n 4 Au gu st
1 9 9 0 ; wh o r e m o v e d i t f r o m a n o f f i c e i n se c r e t a r i a t (a i r
st a f f ) 2 a ; f o r wh a t r e a so n s; a n d i f h e v i i ] ] m a k e a
st a t e m e n t .
[ 3 9 2 4 8 J
M r . S o a m e s: A n u m be r o f n e ga t i v e s a sso c i a t e d wi t h
t h e si gh t i n g we r e e x a m i n e d
by
st a f f r e sp o n si bl e f o r a i r
d e f e n c e m a t t e r s. S i n c e i t wa s
j u d ge d t h a t t h e y c o n t a i n e d
n o t h i n g o f d e f e n c e si gn i f i c a n c e t h e n e ga t i v e s we r e n o t
r e t a i n e d a n d we h a v e n o r e c o r d o [ - a n y p h o t o gr a p h s h a v i n g
be e n t a k e n f r o m t h e m ,
P u bl i c i t y
M s H o d ge : To a sk L h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r De f e n c e
wh a t i s bi s De p a r t m e n t s bu d ge t i n 1 9 9 6 - 9 7 f o r
c o n su l t a n t s t o a ssi st wi t h i n f o n n a t i o n , p u bl i c i t y , p r e ss f L 1 1 d
m e d i a . [ 3 9 3 5 3 J
. , ? 5 i W r i t t e n A n s w e r s
T h i s h e l p f u l r e c o m m e n d a t i o n , w h i c h r e f l e c t s t h e l o c a l
o p i n i o n s t h a t h a v e b e e n v o i c e d o v e r m a n y m o n t h s
b y m y
h o n . F r i e n d s a n d o t h e r s , w i l l b e c o n s i d e r e d
b y B a r n e t
h e a l t h a u t h o r i t y a t i t s n e x t m e e t i n g .
,
Re a d C o d e s
. M r . M o r g a n : T o a s k t h e
S e c r e t ; u y
o f S t a t e f o r H e a l t h ,
p u r s u a n t t o h i s a n s w e r o f 1 J u l y, O f f i c i a l Re p o r t , c o l u m n
3 3 4 , i f h e w i l l
s p e c i f y
t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n o r p e r s o n c a r r ym g
o u t t h e s t u d y o f t h e l i c e n s i n g a r r a n g e m e n t s b e t w e e n
C o m p u t e r A i d e d M e d i c a l S ys t e m s p I c a n d t h e NH S ; i f
t h a t o r g a n i s a t i o n w a s c h o s e n
b y c o m p e t i t i v e t e n d e r s ;
w h e n t h e s t u d y w a s s t a r t e d ; w h e n h e e x p e c t e d i t t o b e
c o m p l e t e d ; a n d i f h e w i l l p l a c e a c o p y
m t h e L i b r a r y o f
t h e
c ~ I I l p l e t e d
r e p o r t . [ 3 5 7 6 8 ]
M r . H o r a m : T h e r e v i e w o f c u r r e n t l i c e n s m g a n d
s u p p o r t a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r Re a d c o d e s w i l l b e c a r r i e d o u t
b y S i l i c o n B r i d g e Re s e a r c h . S m c e i t w a s c h o s e n f o r i t s
p a r t i c u l a r s k i l l s a n d e x p e r i e n c e , a t a c o s t b e l o w t h e s i n g l e
t e n d e r l i m i t , t h e r e w a s n o c o m p e t i t i v e t e n d e r . T h e r e v i e w
s t a r t e d a n 4 J u l y 1 9 9 6 a n d i s e x p e c t e d t o b e c o m p l e t e d b y
t h e e n d o f O c t o b e r 1 9 9 6 . A r e p o r t o f i t s f m d i n g s w i l l b e
p l a c e d i n t h e L i b r a r y.
T r u s t a n d H e a l t h A u t h o r i t i e s ( D e b t s )
M r . M i l b u r n : T o a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y
o f S t a t e f o r
H e a l t h , p u r s u a n t t o h i s a n s w e r o f 23 M a y, O f f i c i a l
Re p o r t , c o l u m n 9 3 , i f h e w i l l s h o w t h e a m o u n t o f b a d
d e b t s a n d c l a i m s a b a n d o n e d f o r e a c h h e a l t h a u t h o r i t y
i n e a c h r e g i o n b r o k e n d o w n
b y c a t e g o r y f o r t h e l a s t
t h r e e ye a r s . [ 3 3 0 9 7 ]
.
M r . H o r a m [ h o l d i n g a n s w e r 1 7 J u n e 1 9 9 6 J : T h e
i n f o r m a t i o n w i l l b e p l a c e d i n t h e L i b r a r y.
C h i l d A b u s e I n q u i r e s
M r . M i l b u r n : T o a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r H e a l t h
w h a t w a s t h e t o t a c o s t t o p u b l i c f u n d s o f
( a )
t h e
i n d e p e n d e n t r e v i e w o f r e s i d e n t i a l c a r e c o n d u c t e d
b y
L a d y W a g n e r a n d
( b ) i t s r e p o r t ,
" Re s i d e n t i a l C a r e - A
P o s i t i v e C h o i c e " .
[ 3 5 1 4 6 ]
M r . B o w i s [ h o l d i n g a n s w e r 1 J u l y 1 9 9 6 J : T h e
i n f o r m a t i o n i s n o t a v a i l a b l e .
D EF ENC E
L a n d M i n e s
M r s . C l w yd : T o a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r D e f e n c e
h o w m a n y J P 23 3 m i n e s w e r e l e f t
b y
U n i t e d Ki n g d o m
f o r c e s a t b o m b d u m p M 3 i n B a h r a i n a f t e r t h e G u l f w a r ;
a n d h o w m a n y o f t h e m a r e c u r r e n t l y o w n e d b y t h e U n i t e d
Ki n g d o m G o v e r n m e n t . [ 3 5 3 6 0 ]
M r . S o a m e s : A l l J P 23 3 m u n i t i o n s i n B a h r a i n w e r e
r e t u r n e d t o t h e U K a f t e r t h e G u l f w a r .
H a w k T r a i n e r C r a s h , P o r t u g a l
M r . G o r d o n P r e n t i c e : T o a s k t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e
f o r D e f e n c e , p u r s u a n t t o h i s a n s w e r o f 1 8 J u n e , O f f i c i a l
Re p o r t , c o l u m n 4 1 6 , i n r e s p e c t o f t h e c r a s h o f a H a w k
t r a i n e r , w h e n t h e NA T O s t a n d a r d i s a t i o n a g r e e m e n t c a m e
i n t o o p e r a t i o n .
. ~ -
[ 3 5 6 9 1 ]
1 3 C W l 3 0 - P A G l I 1 3
A NN~ ?
8 J U L Y 1 9 9 6 W r i t t e n
A n s w e r s
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M r . S o a m e s : NA T O
s t a n d a r d i s a t i o n
a g r e e m e n t 3 5 3 1
f I r s t c a m e i n t o o p e r a t i o n i n 1 9 6 4 .
O f f i c i a l S e c r e t s
( M i l i t a r y A c c i d e n t s )
M r . J i m C u n n i n g h a m : T o a s k t h e S e c r e t a r Y o f S t a t e
f o r D e f e n c e w h a t p r o p o s a l s h e h a s t o a l t e r t h e p r o v i s i o n s
c o n t a i n e d i n o f f i c i a l
.
s e c r e t s l e g i s l a t i o n i n r e l a t i o n t o
m i l i t a r y i n c i d e n t s r e s u l t i n g i n
( a ) i n j u r i e s a n d
( b ) f a t a l i t i e s ; a n d i f h e w i l l m a k e a s t a t e m e n t . [ 3 5 7 0 3 ]
f
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t
I
M r . S o a m e s : T h e r e a r e n o p r o v i s i o n s i n o f f i c i a l s e c r e t s
l e g i s l a t i o n r e l a t i n g s p e c i f I c a l l y t o s u c h i n c i d e n t s . S e r v i c e
b o a r d o f
i n q u i r y r e p o r t s o n
m i l i t a r y i n c i d e n t s r e s u l t i n g i n
f a t a l i t i e s a r e r e l e a s e d t o t h e n e x t
o f
k i n o f d e c e a s e d
s e r v i c e p e r s o n n e l , o n r e q u e s t , s u b j e c t t o t h e m i n i m u m o f
s e c u r i t y r e q u i r e m e n t s .
A r m e d F o r c e s
M r . G a l b r a i t h : T o a s k t h e
S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
D e f e n c e , p u r s u a n t t o h i s a n s w e r t o t h e h o n . M e m b e r f o r
S o u t h S h i e l d s ( D r . C l a r k ) o f 1 6
M a y, O f f i c i a l Re p o r t ,
c o l u m n 5 5 9 , i f h e w i l l b r e a k d o w n t h e f I g u r e s f o r a r m e d
f o r c e s
b y ( a ) ye a r a n d
( b ) s e r v i c e f o r e a c h ye a r s m c e
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b y s e r v i c e , o n 1 A p r i l f o r e a c h ye a r s i n c e 1 9 9 1 , w a s a s
f o l l o w s :
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A l l f i g u r e s c o n t a i n a n e l e m e n t f o r p e r s o n n e l u n d e r g o i n g t r a i n i n g .
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S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r
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s i g h t i n g s o f u n i d e n t i f I e d f l yi n g o b j e c t s . [ 3 5 8 4 5 ]
M r . S o a m e s : T h e f o c a l p o i n t w i t h i n
m y D e p a r t m e n t
f o r r e p o r t s o f s i g h t i n g s o f u n i d e n t i f I e d
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P l ea s e g i v e d et a i l ed b a c k g r o u n d i n f o r m a t i o n o n t he
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a n d m ed i a a p p ea r a n c es . A n y i n f o r m a t i o n r el ea s ed t o t he a p p l i c a n t
s u b j ec t m a t t er a n d s en s i t i v i t i es ( i n c l u d i n g m ed i a i s l i k el y t o a p p ea r o n t he i n t er n et a n d / o r i n t he m ed i a .
i n t er es t ) s u r r o u n d i n g t he r eq u es t :
The i n f o r m a t i o n c o n s i s t s o f b a c k g r o u n d b r i ef i n g p r o v i d ed f o r a
Wha t C l ea r i n g H o u s e t r i g g er s a r e en g a g ed b y
t hi s M i n i s t er . On e o f t hes e r eq u es t s a l s o i n v o l v es a d v i c e t o a p r ev i o u s
r eq u es t ? ( R ef er t o C l ea r i n g H o u s e t o o l k i t a t a d m i n i s t r a t i o n .
ht t p : / / w w w . f o i . g o v . u k / g u i d a n c e/ p d f / t o o l k i t . p d f )
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( NS L G ) ha v e a n i n t er es t i n t hi s c a s e? I s t her e a
p o s s i b i l i t y o f a s 23 o r s 24 c er t i f i c a t e b ei n g i s s u ed ?
E x em p t i o n s :
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t hem t o p r o v i d e i n f o r m ed r es p o n s es t o P a r l i a m en t a r y Q u es t i o n s . A t l ea s t o n e o f
t hes e r eq u es t s a l s o i n v o l v es a d v i c e t o a f o r m er P r i m e M i n i s t er f r o m a n o t her p o l i t i c a l
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a d v i c e.
I n t er n a l D ep a r t m en t a l a c t i o n t o d a t e:
R el ev a n t i n f o r m a t i o n ha s b een l o c a t ed .
S u m m a r y o f c a s e a c t i o n ( i n c l u d i n g
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P u b l i c I n t er es t Tes t i s b ei n g c o n d u c t ed u n d er S . 36 . Ot her p a r t s o f t hi s r eq u es t n o t
r el a t i n g t o S . 36 ha v e b een a n s w er ed i n f u l l .
Nex t s t ep s f o r D ep a r t m en t
( i n c l u d i n g i n t er n a l c l ea r a n c e
p r o c ed u r es ) a n d t i m ef r a m es :
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r es u l t o f t he P I T. On c e m i n i s t er i a l a p p r o v a l ha s b een a c hi ev ed , t he d o c u m en t s w i l l
b e r ef er r ed b a c k t o t he C l ea r i n g H o u s e f o r f i n a l a p p r o v a l . A r es p o n s e w i l l t hen b e
s en t t o t he a l i c a n t .
I n v o l v em en t o f Ot her G o v er n m en t D ep a r t m en t s t ND P B s :
I s t hi s a s u s p ec t ed R o u n d R o b i n r eq u es t ? ( P l ea s e c hec k b o x )
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