HC Deb 29 November 1961 vol 650 cc63-4W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will make a statement about the proposed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base at Stornoway, stating the extent of his consultation with local interests and the nature, extent and estimated cost of each of the constructional and other works involved in the project.

Mr. Amery

The development of Stornoway airfield consists mainly of strengthening the runway, improving the airfield lighting, increasing the storage space and adding technical and domestic accommodation. The total cost is expected to be about £1.25 million. No formal consultation with the Local Planning Authority is required but the Air Ministry is nevertheless in touch with the Ross and Cromarty County Council through the Department of Health for Scotland.