§ Mr. Jim Lester
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement as to the current situation involving the closure of Central Ordnance Depot, Chilwell.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
The modernisation of Central Ordnance Depots Bicester and Donnington, to which the stocks from COD Chilwell are to be transferred, is well under way. The planning of the operational transition from three to two depots without interruption of essential supplies has reached an advanced stage.