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Menzies Campbell (North East Fife, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate was made during the Basing Review of the cost to the public purse of triggering break clauses in private finance initiative contracts at RAF Lossiemouth; and if he will make a statement.

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Andrew Murrison (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence; South West Wiltshire, Conservative)

The autumn statement has introduced some additional factors that we need to take into account such as new arrangements for accessing private finance. It is right that we take time to explore these options with HM Treasury to ensure the best possible basing solution is achieved.

Until this is complete, it is premature to comment on detailed aspects of this work.

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