§ Mr. Alasdair Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of the recovery and clean-up operation following the recent crash of a Harrier jet near Gelston, Kirkcudbrightshire. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The extra costs incurred by my Department in recovering the aircraft and during the environmental clean-up operation are estimated to be in the order of £53,000. This figure does not include the cost of any claims received as a result of the accident.