Defence Minister discusses Gosport's future

The new Defence Minister Anna Soubry MP will visit Gosport today to discuss key issues facing the area with MP Caroline Dinenage.

She will look at some of the key issues facing the area, such as the need to replace the Victorian Oil Fuel Depot for the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

The visit will include a tour of the military and ex-military sites around the constituency and Gosport MP Caroline will then hold a brief meeting with the Minister to consider the potential of these sites.

I'm really grateful that the Minister has found time in her busy schedule to visit Gosport. I'm looking forward to taking her on a tour of the peninsula and hope that we can secure even more MoD support for our area.

Gosport's close links with defence are essential to its heritage and a number of exciting plans are currently being drawn up for some of our former military sites. I am also pleased to have the opportunity to discuss policies affecting serving personnel."

– Caroline Dinenage, Gosport MP