Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Minister of State for Defence what acreage of land within the boundaries of Southampton county borough is owned by his Department; for what purposes each piece is retained; and whether he will consider selling to the city council the land in the Archery Road area of Woolston, Southampton.
The Ministry of Defence owns 40 acres for the RN Stores Depot at Woolston and four acres for an Ordnance Survey establishment. The latter is in course of conveyance to the Department of the Environment. A review of our land holdings at Woolston is in progress; should any land eventually be declared surplus it will be disposed of by the Property Services Agency under the normal procedures and will be offered to the local authority if not required by another Government Department.