asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the plans for the provision of a Joint Service Command and Staff College.
We have now completed an appraisal of the options for staff training from September 1997 until the opening of the permanent site of the joint service command and staff college. RAF Bracknell, Queen Elizabeth Park Barracks, Guildford, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst were examined as possible temporary sites for the new college. We have chosen RAF Bracknell and propose, subject to formal consultation, to open the new joint service command and staff college there in September 1997. The consultation document is available in the Library of the House. The Government intend to dispose of the Bracknell site by the end of 1999, by which time the new college should he well established at its permanent site.