HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c196W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the annual forgone efficiency saving resulting from the delay to new construction at Ministry of Defence (P E) Abbey Wood caused by the Strategic Defence Review. [28323]

Mr. George Robertson

Decisions on the new construction planned at Abbey Wood have been delayed to keep options open while we re-examine the prospects for greater efficiencies overall in the Strategic Defence Review. Since final decisions on the Review have yet to be taken, I cannot give details of future efficiency savings or the impact of the Review on previously planned savings. I am, however, confident that the outcome of the Review will result in improved efficiency throughout my Department.