§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the costs of the transmission lines from a wind generation farm to the Northern Ireland grid are included in the capital costs; and who is responsible for(a) erecting the line and (b) maintaining it. 
§ Mr. Ancram
The transmission line and connection facility cost of a renewable energy scheme is treated as a capital cost element and payment for it is made in full to Northern Ireland Electricity plc, before the project commences. NIE is responsible for erecting and maintaining transmission lines.
§ Mr. Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the cost of the wind farm being installed at the new Causeway hospital; what is(a) the height of the tower, (b) the highest point of the blades and (c) the size of the turbine; and what were the original dimensions proposed. 
§ Mr. Moss
Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Health Estates under its chief executive, Mr. R.H. Browne. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from R. H. Browne to Mr. William Ross, dated 19 July 1996:I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the proposed Wind Turbine at Causeway Hospital.The estimated cost of the turbine, including installation and associated builder's work is £280,000.The dimensions of the proposed Wind Turbine based on an individual manufacturer's specification are as follows:
- Height of Tower = 30.5m
- Height of blades from ground at maximum position = 46.0m
- Size of Turbine = 300KW ratingThese dimensions have not changed since the original design.It is hoped that the above information fully explains the situation but should you require any further details I will be happy to provide them.