§ Mr. David Martin
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will be announcing his decision on the future of the Royal Marines school of music at Deal and the proposal to relocate it at Portsmouth.
§ Mr. Soames
A consultation document on our proposal for the future relocation of the Royal Marines school of music was issued on 17 October 1994 and the consultation period ended on 16 December 1994. We are currently considering very carefully all the many representations made during this period before deciding on the way forward.