§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what will be the cost to the taxpayer and ratepayer of the sound insulation and mechanised ventilation necessary at Dunfermline College of Physical Education, Cramond Primary School (phases 1 and 2) and Scottish Command HQ (Cragie Hall) and for private householders adversely affected by the proposed BAA runway at Edinburgh Airport.
§ Mr. Onslow
I have been asked to reply.
The question of future arrangements for noise insulation relating to Edinburgh airport will require careful consideration by all concerned. It is not possible in advance of that to give a realistic estimate of the costs likely to fall to the airport authority or, if any, to the taxpayer and ratepayer.