§ 39. Sir Anthony Royle
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take immediate action to maintain the facade of Wellington Barracks which is a statutorily listed structure liable to major deterioration in the current weather conditions.
§ Dr. Gilbert
In the light of the further constraints on the defence budget, we have decided not to proceed with the rebuilding of Wellington Barracks at this time. Work will consequently need to be undertaken for the repair of the facade. The necessary measures, which will be compatible with a major rebuilding at some future date, will be put in hand as soon as practicable.