HC Deb 19 November 1958 vol 595 c1126
12. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Minister of Defence the outcome of recent discussions between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States of America about the proposed location in the North of Scotland of a new radar station as part of the ballistic missile early-warning system; whether this station, when operational, will be under British, American or joint North Atlantic Treaty Organisation control; and who will bear its cost.

Mr. Sandys

I hope to satisfy the hon. Member more than some of his colleagues. Matters have not yet proceeded beyond a preliminary examination of the possible advantages and technical feasibility of siting a radar station of this kind somewhere in the British Isles.

Mr. MacMillan

Would the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to reply to the last part of my Question regarding control and cost?

Mr. Sandys

The questions of who is to pay and who is to control have not arisen because, as I have explained in my original Answer, it has not been decided that there is to be such a radar station in the British Isles.