§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost incurred by the Royal Air244W Force in converting an air raid shelter at its station at Caerwent, Gwent, into a home for lesser horseshoe bats; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Neubert
There was no cost incurred by the Royal Air Force as a result of this project as it was carried out by apprentices from the Army apprentices college, Beachley, to practise their trade skills during their deployment to the station on exercise. This work was wholly consistent with the established conservation policy of the Ministry of Defence.