§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the total cost of constructing shelters for military aircraft at Marham, Wattisham, Coningsby, Leuchars, Lossiemouth, and Stornoway; and if he will make a public announcement before work on these or any similar shelter is begun.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The cost of constructing hardened shelters for military aircraft at Marham, Wattisham, Coningsby, Leuchars, Lossiemouth and Stornoway is estimated to be about £74 million. It is expected that NATO will contribute about £58 million of this sum. A public announcement about particular projects will only be made if the circumstances warrant it.