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RNAS Yeovilton

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future role of RNAS Yeovilton. (157593)

The future role of RNAS Yeovilton is currently being considered as part of Programme Belvedere, which was announced in 2006 and set up to conduct a study into the long term requirements for Joint Helicopter Command’s helicopter bases in the UK, originally part of the MOD review of Defence Airfields.

Programme Belvedere’s review is ongoing; consequently, no decisions have yet been taken on the future role of any of the bases included in the review. Once the programme has reached its conclusions, a ministerial announcement will be made. This is not expected before early 2009.