§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the responsibility for, and the cost of, removing transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls buried in his Department's land at Orford Ness in Suffolk. 
§ Mr. Soames
My Department no longer owns any land at Orford Ness; the site was sold to the National Trust in March 1993. The National Trust is in the process of 87W removing the contamination, and discussions are taking place between the trust, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which is an adjacent landowner, and the Ministry of Defence to determine how the work should be funded.