§ Mr. Alan Reid
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of RAF Machrihanish for storing radioactive waste. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 6 February 2004]I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 4 February 2004,Official Report, column 889W. RAF Machrihanish, along with a number of other sites, is currently being assessed for suitability to store radioactive material under Project ISOLUS. If any of these sites are found to be suitable in principle, public consultation, similar to that conducted at those sites already named in the outline proposals received from industry, will be undertaken.