§ Mr. Neil Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans exist for the future of the National Defence College.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The higher defence training of officers on a joint service basis, to which we attach great importance, has recently been reviewed. It has been established that spare capacity at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich could be put to use by the provision there of a joint service staff course. It has therefore been decided to transfer the provision of the joint service staff course to Greenwich from the National Defence College at Latimer and to dispose of the Latimer site after 1983. Joint warfare training for United Kingdom personnel will be provided under alternative arrangements.