§ 25. Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of the Horseshoe barracks in Shoeburyness. 
§ Mr. Soames
Studies are currently under way to identify whether any parts of Horseshoe barracks are surplus to Ministry of Defence requirements and therefore suitable for disposal. The views of the local authorities and local community will be taken into account before any decisions are reached.