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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:24 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence 5:24 pm, 7th November 2016

The disposure date for Beachley barracks is set at 2027, so there is plenty of time for those discussions to begin. The purpose of publishing the strategy today is so that we can get on with those discussions with local authorities and see what alternative use might be made of the site. It could be residential or, indeed, commercial. My hon. Friend Steve Brine is already having discussions about a new technology park in the place of Sir John Moore barracks outside Winchester. There are many alternative uses that we will want to discuss with the local authorities concerned.