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York Central MP Hugh Bayley hits out at Army move plans
7:48am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
YORK Central MP Hugh Bayley has spoken out against Ministry of Defence plans to move an Army unit from York to Catterick.
The Labour MP has written to Defence Minister Andrew Robathan arguing it would be more efficient and save public money to base the merged Headquarters of 15 (North East) Brigade and 4th (Mechanised) Brigade at Imphal Barracks in York instead.
He claimed there was sufficient space in York to provide high quality accommodation for the new HQ but the proposed Catterick accommodation was over a number of separate buildings and had insufficient communication systems, and York also had much better road and rail communications than Catterick.