§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he has yet made a decision as to whether RAF Elvington is surplus to his Department's requirements; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what consideration he has given to the future of RAF Elvington; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
The future requirement for RAF Elvington is being examined at present. No decisions have been taken, but if no defence use is identified the site will be disposed of in the normal way.