HC Deb 26 March 1985 vol 76 c149W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the capital cost of the expansion of the Wideawake air base; and what are the recurrent costs of the facility to Great Britain.

Sir George Young

The total capital cost for providing hardstandings, a fuel pipe line, technical and domestic accommodation for the air base on Ascension Island, amount to approximately £49 million at September 1984 prices. Of this the domestic accommodation cost approximately £18 million and the technical facilities £31 million. Average annual works maintenance costs are expected to be in the region of £1 million.