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Infantry Battalions

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future location of the two additional infantry battalions he announced on 3 February, Official Report, column 320.

A number of options for providing sufficient accommodation to house the two additional infantry battalions have been examined. I am pleased to announce I have decided that Sir John Moore barracks, Shorncliffe, which would otherwise have been disposed of as a result of the cessation of infantry junior leaders training there, will be retained in the Army estate as one of the two new permanent infantry barracks required.Possible locations for a second infantry barracks are still under review.