§ Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the future plans for RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire; what consideration is being given to maintaining its present use; and what plans there are to sell all or part of the base.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Current plans envisage the Army continuing to use RAF Kemble for the temporary storage of vehicles until 31 March 1994. Further defence used of RAF Kemble after this date is currently under review. No decisions are expected until later this year. In the light of the Army's current use and the longer term uncertainty no plans exist to sell all or part of the base although we continue to liaise with the local authorities to determine their views against the eventuality that the site may be declared surplus to defence requirements in due course.