Pompey News: "MP Calls For MoD To Relocate To Portsmouth"

Re: Pompey News: "MP Calls For MoD To Relocate To Portsmouth

Good effort by Mike Hancock as the local MP but a complete non-starter, especially in these straitened times. The cost of moving the entire MOD and rehousing its personnel and complex infrastructure in Portsmouth, which is already bursting at the seams, would be stupendous.

A greater piority might be to move the 20,000 troops and their families back to the UK from Germany but there hasn't been the money to build the necessary accommodation for them and all their battle equipment and stores, either. Besides, there are certain advantages to having a footprint where there is no shortage of big live firing exercise areas.

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