HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc531-2W
Mr. Riddick

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about the proposed sale of his Department's former research site at Crowthorne and Livingston. [32169]

Mr. Norris

My Department no longer needs to own the sites at Crowthorne and Livingston after the sale of the Transport Research Laboratory to the Transport Research Foundation. It has a 15-year lease at Crowthorne and a one-year tenancy at Livingston. Healey and Baker are to market the Crowthorne site and Richard Ellis the Livingston site. Applications are about to be made to the local planning authorities to confirm the existing use and planning status of each site, including the scope to rebuild on the sites. The sites will be put on the market in the near future.