§ Mr. Jim Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the timetable for the purchase of Tay house in Charing Cross, Glasgow.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
No decision has been made to purchase Tay house or any building in Glasgow or elsewhere to meet the requirement for the new Army 493W personnel centre. A number of buildings which might meet this requirement remain under consideration and a final decision will be made only in the light of the outcome of the consultation period currently under way. Once that final decision is made, I expect that the purchase of the chosen building will be completed quickly.