§ Mr. Hawkins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contract or memorandum of agreement his Department has signed with Barratts or another developer in relation to Alma Dettigen Barracks site, Deepcut, Surrey; when this was signed; for what reason no information about this was given to locally elected representatives or the hon. Member; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The contracts for the sale of the former Alma Dettigen Barracks, Deepcut near Camberley, Surrey to Barratt Homes were exchanged on 3 March 2000. Completion is expected on 17 March 2000. The purchaser requested, on commercial grounds, that details of the negotiations and the contractual agreements remain confidential. Accordingly, I am withholding this information under Exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.