§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received about the future use of RAF Scampton; when arrangements will be made for it to be placed on the market; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Soames
There have been 17 inquiries concerning alternative non-defence uses for this station all of which have been taken into account in the preparation of a planning brief for the site in conjunction with the local authority. Subject to the adoption of this brief, which will be considered by the local planning authority in early 1997, it is intended to commence marketing the site during the summer of 1997.