§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he has made for the management of the properties of the married quarters estate which his Department will continue to occupy after the proposed sale. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
As we explained in the preliminary information memorandum, a copy of which is in the Library of the House, my Department will retain responsibility for the management and maintenance of the quarters which we lease back. This responsibility will continue to be discharged by the Defence Housing Executive after the sale.