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Joint Services College

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are his latest estimates of the cost of establishing a joint services command and staff college at Camberley. [37965]

I have no reason to believe that the capital costs of establishing a joint services command and staff college at Camberley will be greater than those projected in the document I placed in the Library of the House following my announcement of the Government's decision on the staff college site on 30 March 1995. We continue to refine costs, and as work develops there is every expectation that the capital costs will fall.It is possible that there will be an increase in running costs from those previously announced as we now plan a larger joint service command and staff college to accommodate a greater number of foreign and commonwealth students. This is independent of the choice of the site for the joint service command and staff college.