§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the total expenditure to date on the extension and improvements at Stornoway airfield, including all costs on and in connection with this work and the buildings and installations; and if he will make a statement regarding its military use, and the effect of his decisions on civilian employees.257W
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
About £2.3 million has been spent by N.A.T.O. on the airfield facilities at this civil airfield. Future N.A.T.O. use of them is under consideration. There are no plans to remove the small R.A.F. non-flying unit from Stornoway or to make reductions in the small number of civilians employed there by the Ministry of Defence.