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Ministry of Defence: Commercial Logistics Operations

Volume 704: debated on Wednesday 29 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to introduce commercial logistics operations using the rail facilities on the Ministry of Defence Bicester sites; and what evaluation they have made concerning the possibility of this operating in parallel with the needs of the Ministry of Defence; and [HL5363]

What is their assessment of the potential financial benefits for the Ministry of Defence of introducing commercial logistics operations at their Bicester rail-connected sites. [HL5364]

The MoD intends to engage with key industry players and interested parties. A full assessment of the opportunity for commercial logistics operations to sit alongside MoD activities and utilise the Bicester rail infrastructure and locations will be made to determine if it offers value for money to the taxpayer.