HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c47W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of transferring the HQ of 2nd Division from York to Edinburgh; and if he will make a statement. [91320]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The main cost of the move will be works required to prepare the headquarters building in Edinburgh, for which some £250,000 has been allowed in this current financial year, and staff transfer costs, for which provision of some £750,000 has been made over the next two years. As far as savings in annual staff costs are concerned, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Salisbury (Mr. Key) on 19 July 1999,Official Report, column 424.