Defence Budget and Transformation
Philip Hammond (The Secretary of State for Defence; Runnymede and Weybridge, Conservative)
My hon. Friend is absolutely right about that and I have acknowledged it many times: uncertainties about redundancy, about basing and about unit structures are all debilitating. We will close down
those uncertainties as soon as we possibly can but, as I said, it will be towards the end of the year before we can make an announcement about basing.