HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 cc591-2W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Baldry) on 13 June,Official Report, column 689 he will give details of the assessment made following design work carried out at Royal Air Force Upper Heyford.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen) on 18 April 1989 at column111. No decisions have been taken to proceed with these projects but preliminary design work commissioned from the PSA in August 1988 indicates that the estimated costs of modifying the facilities at RAF Upper Heyford would be as follows:

Additions to the flight simulator facility 1.0
Additions to the engine shop 1.2
Additions to the avionics maintenance shop 1.7