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Sites Of Special Scientific Interest

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of sites of special scientific interest within his Department's estate which will cease to be operational within the next five years.

It is my Department's policy to seek to maximise the return for the taxpayer when disposing of surplus sites. This is normally best achieved through open market competitive sale once the full planning potential of the property has been explored.