§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the terms of reference of the study that has been commissioned into the suitability and specific qualities of RNAD Trecwn for decommissioning munitions; and what form the study will take.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The study is being managed jointly by the Welsh Development Agency, Dyfed county council and Preseli Pembrokeshire district council. It will be primarily a locational study, seeking to identify the specific advantages of RNAD Trecwn for decommissioning. The study will be carried out in parallel with a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation study into decommissioning munitions being carried out by the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA).
The terms of reference of the RNAD Trecwn study are to analyse:
- skill availability;
- depot size and handling capacity in relation to information provided by the NAMSA study;
- security and administration;
- locational advantages and disadvantages, including transport and internal movements; and
- suitability for the methods of decommissioning required, as identified by the NAMSA study.