§ Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of HMS Daedalus. 
§ Mr. Soames
As announced by my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Defence on 16 July 1991,Official Report, columns 148–49. HMS Daedalus will close in April 1996. Should no further defence use be identified for the establishment, we expect the site to be offered for sale following the formal decommissioning of the air station.