§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the costs of improvements being made or planned at the radar station at Fylingdales; whether the United States Government are paying any portion of these costs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
We have received proposals from the United States Government to update the facilities at Fylingdales. These proposals are still under discussion with the US Government, and we have not yet made a decision. If the update were to proceed, we expect that the US Government would bear most of the cost.