§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the redundant churches and chapels sold by his Department in the last five years; and what510W were (a) the original valuation, (b) the eventual selling price and (c) the buyer in each case.
§ Mr. Soames
No redundant churches or chapels have been sold as individual buildings by my Department in the last five years, although St. George's chapel in Chatham is in the process of disposal and is to be sold to Gillingham borough council. In addition, a building at Netheravon, Wiltshire which had been used as a Roman Catholic church some years ago was sold on the open market to Mr. P. Hilliyard who has subsequently converted the property to a house for his own occupation. It is not my Department's practice to disclose the sale price of buildings or sites, which is commercial in confidence to the purchaser.