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Departmental Assets

Defence written question – answered on 10th February 2003.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the value of the Wellington Barracks in London; which units are using these barracks; what plans there are to sell them; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Dr Lewis Moonie Dr Lewis Moonie Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

Wellington Barracks has an Asset Value of some £68 million. However, this does not represent the open market value which might be achieved were the site to be sold. As the site is not wholly owned by the Ministry of Defence, any receipt would have to be shared with the Crown Estate.

The units currently occupying the Barracks are:

1st Battalion Scots Guards

Flank Coy Scots Guards

Colonel Foot Guards

RHQ's of the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards

Staff Bands of the Grenadier, Coldstream and Scots Guards

Garrison Sgt's Mess

There are no plans to dispose of Wellington Barracks.

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