§ Mr. Grocott
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to visit Central Ordnance Depot, Donnington to receive representations on the proposed privatisation of depot services.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
My right hon. Friend has, at present, no plans to visit the Central Ordnance Depot at Donnington. A study has been conducted into the feasibility of contracting out a range of administrative functions at the Central Ordnance Depot and associated garrison and the report is currently being evaluated. We hope to make an announcement on the results of the study shortly and the work force and their representatives will have an opportunity to make representations, as part of the Ministry of Defence's normal consultative arrangements. I shall write to the hon. Member at the time of that announcement.