§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the proposed Centre for Defence Medicine will be sited; when the centre is due to open; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The Centre for Defence Medicine will be located in Birmingham and is being developed in association with the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust (UHB) and its academic and clinical partners. The Centre is due to open as planned on 1 April 2001. Defence medical personnel will be working at the UHB's Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak sites and some will be working very closely with the University of Birmingham and other academic partners. We continue to be extremely pleased with the way the project is developing and with the enthusiasm and commitment of our partners in Birmingham.