§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many sites have been disposed of by his Department in each of the last three years; and in relation to which of the sites he has withheld information concerning the value of the receipts in an answer to a parliamentary question. 
§ Mr. Spellar
Details of the sites disposed of in 1996–97 are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The number for the Financial Year 1997–98 was approximately 200 and to date in the current Financial Year, 120 properties have been sold. The hon. Member would wish to note that individual married quarters are not counted separately but rather, a Married Quarters estate is counted as one property.
There have been five occasions since 1997 when information has been withheld concerning the value of receipts.