HL Deb 07 May 1999 vol 600 c113WA
Baroness Turner of Camden

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Where the future location of the Government Communications Headquarters will be. [HL2398]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean):

The Foreign Secretary has agreed with Treasury colleagues that the project overall offers good value for the taxpayer, and has authorised the Director of GCHQ to continue to negotiate with GSL through to contract signature. He has selected the current GCHQ site at Benhall in Cheltenham as the location for the new GCHQ building. subject to final agreement on a number of outstanding matters. He has made the decision having regard to the Government's sustainable transport policies. He is very pleased that the long-standing association between GCHQ and Cheltenham is to be maintained.