HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 c173
14. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will indicate when he expects to be in a position to make a statement on the long-term future of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Twickenham.

Mr. Freeman

My right hon. Friend expects to make a decision soon.

Mr. Jessel

Is my hon. Friend aware that the finest Army bands, whose high standards of excellence are the envy of the world, are trained at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, Twickenham? Will my hon. Friend confirm that the Government intend to take fully into account not only the views of the 164 right hon. and hon. Friends who have signed the early-day motion, but the opinion of the other place, the Army, the arts world and the 18,679 people who have signed petitions?

Mr. Freeman

Yes, I can confirm that the Government will take those into account.

Mr. Speaker

Order. Before I call upon the Lord Privy seal to answer Prime Minister's Questons, may I remind the House that the questions must be related to the Prime Minister's responsibilities.

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