§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the future of the Royal Marines barracks, Portsmouth.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, announced on 21 June 1985, at column 248, that it was envisaged that the major part of the Royal Marines barracks, Eastney, would close, subject to further study and to the outcome of consultation. This study and consultation are continuing, and an announcement will be made as soon as possible.