HC Deb 20 March 2000 vol 346 c715
21. Mr. Bob Russell (Colchester)

When he expects work to commence on the new barracks at Colchester garrison. [113709]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Dr. Lewis Moonie)

Subject to successful negotiations, it is expected that work will commence during the summer of 2001.

Mr. Russell

Will the Minister give an assurance that the Ministry of Defence will comply with both the spirit and the letter of the Deputy Prime Minister's brownfield land disposal and redevelopment regulations when it comes to the disposal of the existing Colchester barracks?

Dr. Moonie

I am happy to give the hon. Gentleman that assurance.