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Establishments (Location And Dispersal)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will name the firm of chartered surveyors used to provide advice on the location and dispersal of Ministry of Defence establishments.

Messrs. Healey and Baker were retained under contract to survey the defence estate and identify sites which might realise substantial receipts if sale were possible.

asked the Secretary of Stale for Defence whether consultations with the Civil Service trade unions took place before the decision was taken to use the firm of chartered surveyors to advise on location and dispersal of Ministry of Defence establishments; and if he will make a statement.

Healey and Baker's survey was strictly an identification of those parts of the defence estate which might be attractive commercially. After their report was received, a working group was set up to study the feasibility of implementing their recommendations. The Civil Service trades unions were brought in at that stage.