§ Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will co-operate with Gosport borough council, the Gosport Aviation Society and other interested bodies in order to ensure the maximum possible retention within Gosport of historical artefacts and preservation of sites of historical interest, following the closure of HMS Daedalus.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Yes. Contact with both Hampshire county council and Gosport borough council has already been established at local level. No approach from the Gosport Aviation Society has been received to date.