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Naval Bases

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the Government’s proposals for HM Naval Base Plymouth Devonport. (261809)

The scope of work carried out at the three naval bases (Portsmouth, Devonport and on the Clyde) is currently being considered as part of the Maritime Change Programme. This work is now reaching its conclusion, although we need to ensure that final decisions are fully aligned with the changes to the equipment programme announced in December 2008. An announcement on the Maritime Change Programme will be made as soon as is practicable.