§ Mr. McNulty
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for the dismantling of RAF operations at RAF Stanmore Park and for the disposal of the site; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Spellar
RAF Stanmore Park formally closed on 1 April 1997 with units transferring to RAF Bentley Priory. However, until the necessary work to provide messing and accommodation at RAF Bentley Priory is complete, use will continue to be made of facilities at Stanmore Park. Although on current plans the site will not be vacated until 1 June 1999, a marketing strategy is already being prepared by the Defence Estates Organisation in order that an open market sale can take place as soon as possible thereafter.