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Minister confirms Whittington Barracks plans are ongoing

Whittington Barracks sign

Whittington Barracks sign

Plans for Whittington Barracks to be turned into a military medical training facility are “ongoing” according to the Secretary of State for Defence.

Kevan Jones confirmed that the plans should become reality by the end of the year in a statement in the House of Commons.

He was responding to a question by Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant.

The Conservative MP asked Mr Jones:

“Defence Ministers have rightly praised the work of doctors and nurses at Selly Oak. Ministers will know that the Defence Medical and Education Training Agency is about to move to Whittington barracks near Lichfield. Will the Minister please make a statement as to the progress on that installation?

The Defence Minister replied:

“I thank the hon. Gentleman for his support for Defence Medical Services and the move to his constituency. Plans are ongoing. The budget as regards accommodation is in place for this year, and the plans should come to fruition at the end of this year to ensure that we have not only support for our injured servicemen and women but world-class defence medical services.”

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