§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Official Report, Monday 28 November, what properties in Ayshire he is currently negotiating to lease; for what service and for what purpose they are being acquired; what is the acreage of land involved; and what consultation has taken place with local interests prior to entering into negotiation.
§ Mr. Stanley
For reasons of commercial confidentiality it would not be right to give further details before the negotiations are concluded. If the sites are acquired and if the nature of the proposed development makes it appropiate to consult the local planning authority, we shall do so in accordance with the normal procedures.