§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the anticipated cost of removing debris related to United States naval activities in Holy Loch; and whether they will now secure the application within NATO and within all bilateral United States/United Kingdom agreements, of the Polluter Pays Principle. [HL544]
§ Lord Gilbert
The total cost of the UK clearance activity for Holy Loch is currently projected to be in the order of £8 million to £10 million.
There is currently no plan to seek to renegotiate individual bilateral agreements to embed the Polluter Pays principle, since there is no perceived net benefit to the UK from such a strategy.