§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) from which ports in the United Kingdom the graded aggregate for the construction of the Falklands airport is being transported;
(2) if he will estimate the total cost of the 6,600 tons of graded aggregate being transported to the Falkland Islands for the construction of the new airport;
(3) what are the countries of registration of the ships being used to transport the 6,600 tons of graded aggregate for the construction of the new Falkland Islands airport;
(4) pursuant to his answer of 6 June, what is the cost per ton of transporting graded aggregate to the Falkland Islands from the United Kingdom;
(5) for what purposes graded aggregate is being transported to the Falkland Islands;
(6) if he will name the ships in which aggregate is transported to the Falkland Islands;
(7) from which areas of the United Kingdom the 6,600 tons of graded aggregate for the new Falklands airport are being obtained;
(8) if he will specify the grades of aggregate and sand being transported to the Falkland Islands for the construction of the new airport.
§ Sir George Young
The 6,600 tonnes of graded aggregate is being transported from Bristol in the Orepesa and Beacon Grange as part of the contractor's normal shipping programme. Both vessels are British owned, managed and crewed and British registered. The aggregates, to the normal standards required for structural concrete, will be used at the Mount Pleasant airfield and were obtained from the Bristol and Oxford areas. It is not the practice to reveal costs for individual components of the work.