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Menzies Campbell (North East Fife, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the autumn statement will have on his Department's ongoing Basing Review; and if he will make a statement.

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Philip Hammond (The Secretary of State for Defence; Runnymede and Weybridge, Conservative)

I have been asked to reply

on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

In the light of the new form of private finance and reductions in resource spending that were announced by the Chancellor in the autumn statement on 5 December 2012, I decided to postpone the announcement on future military basing until the new year to allow further funding options and opportunities to be explored.


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