Tania Mathias – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tania Mathias on 2016-06-15.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to maintain a military presence on the site of Kneller Hall in Whitton.

Mark Lancaster

The decision to release Kneller Hall was confirmed as part of the Ministry of Defence’s land release announcement on 18 January 2016. Whilst the site will not be released before 2018, there are no plans to maintain a military presence (people permanently living and working) at the site once it has been released.

I am keen to reinforce the Military relationship with the Kneller hall site, utilising our historic links with Twickenham Borough Council who have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging specific support for the Armed Forces Community.

We have also previously committed to continue to hold concerts at Kneller Hall in order to continue the association of the area with the Armed Forces.