§ Mr. Edward Davey
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what time scale the review of his Department's assets is being conducted; how much the review is expected to cost; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Reid
The review of defence assets is part of the Strategic Defence Review, work on which is expected to be completed around the turn of the year. We are seeking to ensure that all assets are used with maximum efficiency, and that any surplus is identified and disposed of. The work is being undertaken mainly through existing structures. Some extra costs will be incurred, for example in the process of outside consultation, but it is too early to predict the total.