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Naval Dockyards

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of the HM dockyards Portsmouth and Devonport. (97432)

A review of infrastructure at each of the three naval bases is currently being undertaken. The review will recommend ways in which we might optimise the use of the naval bases individually and collectively provide support to the front line. The review will consider a broad range of options so it is too early to determine its impact on the future of the individual bases.