§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military aircraft movements have taken place at the West Freugh new DEFRA facility in Wigtownshire in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
I have taken the question to refer to the Defence Evaluation Research Agency at West Freugh. DERA was, as previously announced, subsumed in QinetiQ and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in July 2001. The number of military aircraft movements that took place at West Freugh in each of the last 10 years, is listed. These figures do not include overflights or range runs.
Number 1992 1— 1993 3,868 1994 1,666 1995 5,253 1996 4,501 1997 5,946 1998 4,636 1999 7,236 2000 5,976 2001 3,861 1 Not available
Our records are not in a form that readily enables provision of the figures as far back as 1992. I will write to the hon. Member following further analysis of the available data to see what information can be provided and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.