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Departmental Assets

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department last reviewed its assets and land and property holdings with a view to identifying and disposing of surpluses. (269867)

The Department keeps its estate under constant review to ensure it is the right size to meet present and planned future defence requirements. The Defence Estate Development Plan, last published in 2008, set out how the estate will be developed to meet the future needs of defence, and the priorities for investment and rationalisation arising from it. Once identified as being surplus to defence needs, land and property is disposed as quickly as possible in line with Treasury guidance.