§ Mr. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what facilities for(a) home defence, (b) civil defence, (c) the wartime administration of the police or armed forces and (d) the wartime administration of Departments of central Government have been operated or provided at Kincardine-on-Forth since 1970 (i) in facilities established for that purpose and (ii) otherwise; and for what purpose and at what cost emergency communications links were established or operated within the period 1970 to 1990 between Kincardine and the Scottish Office wartime regional headquarters formerly operated at Barnton quarry, Edinburgh and Anstruther, Fife. 
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 18 April 1996]The Scottish Office has not at any time established facilities at Kincardine-on-Forth for the purposes specified in this question. There are no records, or knowledge, of communications links between any premises in Kincardine on Forth and the former regional government headquarters in Barnton quarry, Edinburgh or Anstruther, Fife.