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Defence Estates: Sales

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what property in (a) Wales, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) England was sold by Defence Estates in each of the last five years; what the division of receipts in respect of each sale was to (i) the Welsh Assembly Government, (ii) the Northern Ireland Executive, (iii) the Scottish Executive and (iv) other budgets other than Defence Estates; and if he will make a statement. (204739)

Records of individual property sales broken down by country in each of the last five years are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

In line with HM Treasury guidance, receipts retained by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) from the sale of property are reinvested by the Department in key priorities. They form part of the defence budget and are not directly allocated to either devolved administrations or other parts of the MOD.