HC Deb 12 June 1995 vol 261 c364W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress towards the sale of Portland naval base. [27822]

Mr. Soames

Portland Port Ltd. was selected to purchase the naval base on 6 April. Legal and other formalities are progressing. We expect to complete the sale when the naval base closes in March next year.