§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will grant an ex-gratia payment to the local community association in Bishopscourt/Ballyhornan in order to assist with the demilitarisation of the area. 645W
§ Mr. Mandelson
I believe the question may refer to usage of the former RAF base at Bishopscourt which was taken out of use and sold in 1991. The Northern Ireland Office does not operate any scheme which permits the making of an ex-gratia payment in this instance.