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Mr. Soames: The byelaws, when made, will be signed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence. As with all other Ministry of Defence sites, the authorisation for purposes of enforcement of byelaws will be signed by the senior United Kingdom officer with security responsibilities at the establishment concerned; at Menwith Hill Station this is at present the chief inspector, Ministry of Defence police.
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish or place in the Library the precise wording of the security of tenure document regarding the leasing of Menwith Hill Station to the National Security Agency of America. 
Mr. Soames: This is a confidential administrative arrangements between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States. It would therefore not be appropriate to publish or to comment on the details of such arrangements.
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what grounds it is necessary to introduce new byelaws at Menwith Hill Station in addition to existing criminal and civil remedies to deter intruders. 
Mr. Soames: The Menwith Hill Station byelaws are the first set in a complete revision of byelaws for all establishments which we consider require them. They are intended to provide protection for all MOD establishments where other criminal or civil law does not provide sufficient remedy.
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have appealed against their convictions under the HMS Forest Moor and Menwith Hill Station Byelaws 1986 since they were declared defective on their face in the High Court in July 1992; how many of these appeals were contested; and how many were (a) upheld and (b) dismissed. 
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the United States Army handed control of Menwith Hill Station to the USAF/NSA electronic surveillance group; for what reasons the transfer of control was made; what parliamentary procedures applied; if the change of control fell within the remit of the terms of the War Office/USAF agreement on 11 December 1951 under which the USAF were given the right to occupy and control RAF bases in Britain; and whether this agreement extends to non- Royal Air Force bases. 
Mr. Soames: In 1966, with the agreement of Her Majesty's Government, Menwith Hill Station became a field element of the National Security Agency. United States forces use Menwith Hill Station under confidential arrangements between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It is not our policy to comment on the details of such arrangements.
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times, when and by whom the ambassadors' agreement regarding American occupation of British Royal Air Force bases has been subjected to periodic review; and if he will place a copy of this agreement in the Library. 
Mr. Soames: It is not our policy to comment on the detail of confidential arrangements between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America; the basis on which United States forces are stationed in the United Kingdom is contained in the NATO status of forces agreement of 1951.
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what agreement exists between Her Majesty's Government and the United States Government, in their respective Defence Departments, to allow American personnel who are occupying and controlling British bases to employ psychological operations units against British subjects either inside or outside of these bases. 
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British RAF bases are occupied and controlled by the US Department of Defense; if he will list those bases by name; how many non-RAF bases are similarly occupied and controlled; if he will list those bases; how many of those RAF and non-RAF bases employ members of the National Security Agency of America; and if he will list such bases. 
Main Operating Bases
Standby Deployment Base
RAF Daws Hill
London USN Europe HQ
Wartime Contingency Hospitals
RAF Nocton Hall
RAF Barford St John
Menwith Hill Station
RAF St Mawgan
NATO Armaments Depot
While these have been made available for use by United States visiting forces, Her Majesty's Government retain legal possession of the sites and control over the use that is made of them and their facilities. It is not our policy to comment in further detail on operational matters.
Column 680communication centres operate from British soil; and if he will list them and the agencies by which their workers are
RAF Barford St John
Menwith Hill Station
RAF St Mawgan
It is not our policy to give details of personnel assignment.
Mr. Soames: RAF Croughton and RAF Chicksands are US Department of Defense communications centres managed by the United States Air Force. It is not our policy to comment further on operational matters.
Mr. Soames: Further to my answer of 18 May to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) Official Report , column 303 , about Royal Air Force activities which have been market tested, listed below are those Royal Air Force establishments and functions where exposure to the "Competing for Quality" process has commenced or is planned to begin in the current financial year:
Column 681RAF Machrihanish
RAF Hospital Wegberg
Flight Simulators and Synthetic Trainers Maintenance
RAF High Wycombe
Target Facilities engineering support, 100 Squadron
RAF St. Mawgan
Aircraft Ground Maintenance Schools
RAF Brize Norton
RAF St. Athan