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Territorial Army Estate

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the sites available for sale previously occupied by the Territorial Army, broken down by constituency; which sites have been sold; at what price; which department was credited with the profits; and if he will make a statement. [113042]

The Ministry of Defence estate is continuously under review to ensure that it is no larger than required for operational and other essential purposes. Under the Strategic Defence Review (SDR), a total of 87 Territorial Army (TA) sites were identified for disposal. Of these sites, 55 have been sold, 15 are still awaiting disposal and 15 have been withdrawn from the programme. There are two sites at Northumberland, currently held on lease, which will be surrendered when the lease terminates. Details of the sites, broken into counties, are listed in the table. The information on a constituency basis could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Sale progressNameCounty
Awaiting disposalTAC FalkirkCentral
Awaiting disposalTAC AntrimCounty Antrim
Awaiting disposalTAC PlymouthDevon
Awaiting disposalTAC DunfermlineFife
Awaiting disposalTAC GreenhitheKent
Awaiting disposalTAC GillinghamKent
Awaiting disposalTAC KingsburyLondon
Awaiting disposalTAC Dulwich (replaces TAC

Awaiting disposalTAC Chesser CrescentLothian
Awaiting disposalTAC Delmemy (replaces TAC

East Claremont)
Awaiting disposalTAC WellingboroughNorthants
Awaiting disposalTAC StaffordStaffordshire
Awaiting disposalTAC CannockStaffordshire
Awaiting disposalTAC PontefractWest Yorkshire
Awaiting disposalTAC DevizesWiltshire
Lease terminationTAC AlnwickNorthumberland
Lease terminationGuildrooms, AlnwickNorthumberland
SoldTAC Speedwell, BristolAvon
SoldTAC SloughBerkshire
SoldTAC StirlingCentral
SoldTAC ChesterCheshire
SoldYpres Barracks, MacclesfieldCheshire
SoldTAC GuisboroughCleveland
SoldTAC FalmouthCornwall
SoldTAC NewtonardsCounty Down
SoldTAC BuxtonDerby
SoldTAC HordenDurham
SoldVehicle Park, LlanelliDyfed
SoldPreston Barracks, BrightonEast Sussex
SoldTAC CheltenhamGloucestershire
SoldTAC StroudGloucestershire
SoldTAC OldhamGreater Manchester
SoldDerby Barracks, BoltonGreater Manchester
SoldTAC Cefn ForestGwent
SoldTAC NewportGwent
SoldTAC BangorGwynedd
SoldTAC AldershotHants
SoldMartin Lines, Church CrookhamHants
SoldTAC St AlbansHerts
SoldTAC East HamLondon
SoldTAC ActonLondon
SoldDuke of York'sLondon
SoldTAC FinchleyLondon
SoldGilmore Place, EdinburghLothian
SoldThe Grange, Edge Lane, LiverpoolMerseyside
SoldForbes House, LiverpoolMerseyside
SoldTAC HestonMiddlesex
SoldLumley Barracks, YorkNorth Yorkshire
Sale progressNameCounty
SoldHungate, YorkNorth Yorkshire
SoldTAC WorksopNotts
SoldHarthill Close, ChilwellNotts
SoldTAC BridgwaterSomerset
SoldTAC Norbury Hall, SheffieldSouth Yorkshire
SoldCaen House, TamworthStaffordshire
SoldTAC CoatbridgeStrathclyde
SoldTAC RutherglenStrathclyde
SoldTAC PaisleyStrathclyde
SoldTAC Clyde LinesStrathclyde
SoldTAC ChertseySurrey
SoldTAC GuildfordSurrey
SoldTAC CobhamSurrey
SoldTAC KnightsbridgeTyne & Wear
SoldTAC NewcastleTyne & Wear
SoldTAC Frenchmans Fort, South ShieldsTyne & Wear
SoldFusilier Armoury, Newcastle- upon-TyneTyne & Wear
SoldTAC Shirley, BirminghamWest Midlands
SoldTAC Sulton ColdfieldWest Midlands
SoldTAC Greens Road, CoventryWest Midlands
SoldTAC HorshamWest Susses
SoldTAC DewsburyWest Yorkshire
SoldTAC HalifaxWest Yorkshire
SoldTAC TrowbridgeWiltshire
The following table shows other TA/RFCA sites currently in the Department's disposal programme of surplus land and property which were not identified as part of SDR.

Sale progressNameCounty
Awaiting disposalRFCA DunstableBedfordshire
Awaiting disposalTAC AylesburyBuckinghamshire
Awaiting disposalAFC/ATC LongstantonCambs
Awaiting disposalCadet Centre, St IvesCornwall
Awaiting disposalCadet Centre, AlvastonDerbyshire
Awaiting disposalDrill Hall, St LeonardsEast Sussex
Awaiting disposalHemel Hempstead (Lease)Hertfordshire
Awaiting disposalTAC FavershamKent
Awaiting disposalCadet Centre, HinckleyLeicestershire
Awaiting disposalTAC KidlingtonOxford
Awaiting disposalTAC King Street, WellingtonShropshire
Awaiting disposalRFCA NewmarketSuffolk
Awaiting disposalRFCA Pontefract (Lease)West Yorkshire
Awaiting disposalACF Shoeburyness (pt)Essex

The sale of the sites above has so far realised gross receipts in excess of £153 million, which have been credited to the Ministry of Defence. I am withholding details of sale prices for individual sites in accordance with Exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.