HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c656W
Mr. Gorst

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy that when his Department disposes of its interest in the land at east camp RAF Hendon it will be a condition of the sale that any new owner will be required to dismantle and reconstruct the listed Grahame-White hangar on adjacent land set aside for the RAF museum by his Department in accordance with the written undertaking given to the hon. Member for Hendon, North by his Department on 8 September 1989.

Mr. Hanley

An MOD-commissioned survey by an architectural consultant, Mr. Graham Savage, ARIBA, concluded that it would not be practicable to dismantle and reassemble the Grahame-White hangar without destroying many of its original features. My Department is therefore proposing, subject to the necessary listed building consent being obtained, that it is taken down carefully to ensure as much as possible of the structure, including the Belfast roof trusses, is preserved and transferred to the RAF museum.

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