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Fremington Army Camp

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Fremington Army Camp in (a) preparing service personnel for operations and (b) provision of cadet training; (278135)

(2) if he will estimate the disposal value of the site of Fremington Army Camp (a) with and (b) without the enhanced access route necessary for planning permission for the site's development.

Fremington Camp, built in 1943, provides classrooms, accommodation and associated facilities for personnel conducting operational driver crew training at Braunton Burrows. The Cadets and University Officer Training Corps also use Fremington Camp between June and August.

It was confirmed last month that as the camp has reached the end of its economic life, its usage will be run down in line with its planned closure in March 2010.

Although a market valuation has been carried out for internal decision making purposes, it is not our policy to release such valuations as to do so could influence the market, and thus potentially disadvantage the taxpayer in the event of a disposal.