CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DEFENCE – MARCHWOOD MILITARY PORT – 18 July 2011

Dr Julian Lewis:  Heavy weapons are deployed to theatres from only one military port, that at Marchwood in my constituency. Will the Secretary of State confirm that Marchwood will continue to perform its functions and will not be sold off for a very small amount of money, about a £40 million one-off return?

[The Secretary of State for Defence (Dr Liam Fox): I can confirm for my hon. Friend that we do not envisage a change to the usage at present.]