§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which sites under the ownership of his Department are currently in the process of disposal; and to what extent environmental, social and community factors have been taken into account in respect of each disposal. 
§ Mr. Spellar
This is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Defence Estate Organisation. I have asked the Chief Executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from B. L. Hirst to Mr. Mike Hancock, dated 17 June 1997:I am replying to your Question to the Secretary of State for Defence about Ministry of Defence sites currently in disposal as this matter falls within my area of responsibility as Chief Executive of the Defence Estate Organisation.There are approximately 400 sites currently in disposal, ranging in size from individual garages to complete RAF stations. Although the circumstances of each disposal are different, we always endeavour to address the environmental, social and community factors associated with the disposals, particularly through the local planning process.If your are concerned with a particular site or sites in disposal, I would be happy to provide you with the specific details of the case.