HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc263-4W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the bids received for the recently vacated site of RAF Woodbridge; and if he will make a statement; [24375] (2) what plans he has to ensure the integration into the local economy of the development of the vacant site at RAF Woodbridge; and if he will make a statement. [24374]

Mr. Soames

RAF Woodbridge was taken into the Army estate on a phased basis between 1993 and 1995. It is currently being used for training and as accommodation. The only vacant site at Woodbridge barracks is the former USAF technical site, no bids for which have been invited. Its future use is being considered by a firm of civilian consultants. The opinions, views and concerns of the local authorities and communities will be taken into consideration before any decisions are made.