§ Dr. Godman
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he will invite tenders for the construction of a floating dock at the RNAB Coulport; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
In matters of design and construction, the Property Services Agency of the Department of the Environment act on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence. The floating jetty at RNAB Coulport is a unique and complex structure, and the design work and associated hydraulic model tests are well advanced. It is planned to invite tenders in the autumn of 1987 when the PSA has completed this work.