asked Her Majesty's Government:
In light of Haslar Hospital no longer being required by the Ministry of Defence, what steps they are taking suitably to conserve the buildings and park on the site and satisfactorily effect the transition to new ownership. [HL1621]
The Royal Haslar Hospital will remain an asset of the Ministry of Defence until December 2009. Prior to disposal, the department will engage with Gosport Borough Council, the local planning authority, with regard to its future use.
Many of the buildings and historic structures are listed and therefore benefit from statutory protection.