HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc40-1W
Mr. Weir

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to relocate 45 Commando from RM Condor. [155875]

Mr. Ingram

The Ministry of Defence keeps the size and location of its estate under constant review. Following on from Department-wide studies undertaken last year, the MOD is currently examining areas where rationalisation of the estate may be possible. RM Condor, Arbroath, which is the home of 45 Commando Royal Marines and 7 Battery Royal Artillery, is included in one such piece of work. A report has yet to be submitted, however, and no decisions have been taken on the future of this establishment. Any proposals arising from this—and any other study—will be subjected to full consultation.

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