To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the national availability of warehouse space; what steps they are taking in response; and what assessment the Ministry of Defence has made of the potential for private sector involvement in the utilisation of suitable surplus or underutilised sites and buildings.
24 March 2021
The Government Property Agency is working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to analyse existing storage requirements within the Civil Estate in order to ensure that the future warehousing and depot strategy provides value for money.
The MOD has commissioned a project to evaluate warehousing and storage capacity across the UK, which aims to deliver an initial capability report by spring 2022. There is currently no spare warehousing capacity to offer to the private sector.