HC Deb 20 April 1993 vol 223 c169
4. Mr. Olner

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to continue the use of Bramcote barracks in the Nuneaton constituency.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Further defence uses for the site are being examined. I will, of course, keep the hon. Gentleman advised of developments.

Mr. Olner

Does not the Minister remember my bringing a deputation of civilian workers from Bramcote to see him three or four months ago? It is crucial to the local economy that Bramcote is retained in service use. I hope that the Minister will examine the matter seriously, especially when troops must be redeployed from Germany.

Mr. Hamilton

I do not want the hon. Gentleman to become over-enthusiastic, but I can tell him that we are looking very seriously at alternative Army use for the site. I hope that we shall be able to make an announcement within the next few weeks.