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Catto Drive Peterhead

City Road St. Andrews

Forthside Stirling

Meadowforth Stirling

Church Street Stornaway

Princes Street Thurso

Dempster Street Wick

Yeomanry House Ayr

Torpichan Street Bathgate

Quarry Street Coatbridge

Nunfield House Dumfries

Whitemoss East Kilbride

Dalmeny Street Edinburgh

Forrest Hill Edinburgh

Redhall View Edinburgh

Chesser Crescent Edinburgh

East Claremont Street Edinburgh

Colinton Road Edinburgh

Alnwickhill Edinburgh

Gilmore Place Edinburgh

McDonald Road Edinburgh

Great King Street Edinburgh

Paton Street Galashiels

Crow Road Glasgow

Houldsworth Street Glasgow

Yorkhill Parade Glasgow

Jardine Street Glasgow

Walcheren Barracks Glasgow

Pearson Hall Glasgow

Eastvale Place Glasgow

Carmunock Road Glasgow

Cameronian House Hamilton

Union Street Hawick

Dreghorn Irvine

Grange Road Livingstone

Muir Street Motherwell

Hight Street Paisley

Eastfield Penicuik

Highholm Street Port Glasgow

Glasgow Road Rutherglen

Belleview Road Stranraer

Portland Street Troon

Mr. Menzies Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all the Royal Air Force bases and establishments in Scotland which are currently in use.

Mr. Freeman : The Royal Air Force bases and establishments in Scotland which are currently in use are as follows :

Operational Airfields

RAF Leuchars

RAF Lossiemouth

RAF Kinloss

Other RAF Establishments

RAF Benbecula

RAF Buchan

RAF Machrihanish

RAF Pitreavie Castle

RAF Prestwick

RAF Rosehearty

RAF Saxa Vord

RAF Stornoway

RAF Tain

RAF Turnhouse

United States Contingency Wartime Hospitals

RAF Arbroath

RAF Kirknewton

RAF Lanark

United States Communications Facilities


RAF Edzell

RAF Inverbervie

RAF Kinnabeer


Fort Murkle

RAF Thurso

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The Royal Air Force is the major user, with United States Forces facilities on the Station.

Facilities made available to the United States Forces, and under the command of the Royal Air Force.

Mr. Menzies Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all the Royal Navy shore-based establishments in Scotland which are currently in use.

Mr. Freeman : Royal Navy and Royal Marine establishments in Scotland are as follows :



Aberdeen                                  |University Royal Navy Unit                                                         

Aberdeen                                  |Royal Navy/Royal Marines Careers Office                                            

Aberdeen                                  |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Arbroath                                  |Royal Marines Base Condor                                                          

Ayr                                       |RN Air Station (HMS Gannet)                                                        

Campbeltown                               |NATO POL Depot                                                                     

Cape Wrath                                |Naval Bombardment Range                                                            

Coulport                                  |Royal Navy Armament Depot                                                          

Crimond                                   |Wierless Telegraphy Station                                                        


Crombie                                   |Royal Navy Armament Depot                                                          

Dundee                                    |Royal Navy Reserve HQ                                                              

Edinburgh                                 |Royal Navy Stores Depot                                                            

Edinburgh                                 |Joint Maritime Operations Training School                                          

Edinburgh                                 |Royal Navy Reserve Centre                                                          

Edinburgh                                 |Royal Navy/Royal Marines Careers Office                                            

Elgin                                     |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Fairlie                                   |NATO Salvage Depot                                                                 

Faslane                                   |Clyde Submarine Base                                                               

Garelochhead                              |Royal Navy Oil Fuel Depot                                                          

Glasgow                                   |Royal Navy Reserve Centre                                                          

Glasgow                                   |Royal Navy/Royal Marines Careers Office                                            

Glasgow                                   |Royal Marine Reserve                                                               

Glen Douglas                              |NATO Armament Depot                                                                

Greenock                                  |Royal Navy Reserve Centre                                                          

Greenock                                  |Clyde Marine Services Base                                                         

Invergordon                               |Her Majesty's Oil Fuel Depot                                                       

Inverness                                 |Royal Navy/Royal Marines Careers Office                                            

Inverness                                 |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Kyle of Lochalsh                          |Regional Naval Officer                                                             

Loch Ewe                                  |Royal Navy Depot                                                                   

Loch Ewe                                  |NATO POL Depot                                                                     

Loch Striven                              |NATO POL Depot                                                                     

Lathalmond                                |Royal Navy Stores Depot                                                            


Orkney                                    |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Perth                                     |Royal Navy Aircraft Workshop                                                       

Rosneath                                  |Royal Navy Degaussing Range                                                        

Rosyth                                    |Royal Navy/Royal Marines Regional Careers                                          

                                          |   Office                                                                          

Rosyth                                    |Naval Maritime HQ                                                                  

Rosyth                                    |Her Majesty's Naval Base                                                           

Shetland                                  |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Stranraer                                 |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Strathcyde                                |University Royal Navy Unit                                                         

Thurso                                    |Royal Navy Auxiliary Service HQ                                                    

Thurso                                    |Nuclear Reactor Training Establishment                                             

                                          |   (HMS Vulcan)                                                                    


Mr. Menzies Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of expenditure incurred by the procurement division of his Department is spent within Scotland.

Mr. Sainsbury : I refer the hon. and learned Member to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Merionnydd Nant Conwy (Dr. Thomas) on 18 April at column 334. However it should be noted that this information is based on the billing addition of the main contractors and some or all of the work might be carried out by the companies subsidiaries and subcontractors in another region.

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Mr. Menzies Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of defence expenditure is currently being incurred within Scotland ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman : Defence expenditure is not accounted for on a regional basis.

Lance Missile (Warhead)

Ms. Ruddock : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any decision has been taken by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to deploy a new warhead for the Lance missile.

Mr. Freeman : The possible deployment of a follow-on to Lance is one of the matters under consideration by NATO as part of its current review of theatre nuclear forces ; no decisions have been taken.


Competitive Tendering

Mr. Cox : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list all contracts for domestic services let by competitive tendering to outside operators within each of the regional health authorities in England and Wales, together with their annual costs, for the period 1 October 1985 to 30 September 1988, and the cost of provision for the same services in each case in the last year before competitive tendering was introduced.

Mr. Mellor : We do not hold information centrally in the form requested. From 1 October 1985 to 30 September 1988 some 100 contracts for domestic services were awarded to outside contractors. Estimated annual net savings against previous costs, total around £12 million.

Information about Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

Rights of the Child Convention

Mr. Dickens : To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he will make it his policy to implement recommendations of the forthcoming United Nations convention on the rights of the child in so far as they relate to his responsibilities.

Mr. Mellor : A working group, on which the United Kingdom is represented, began the second reading of the draft convention in Geneva on 28 November.

The draft covers a range of issues of interest to several Government Departments. The United Kingdom has played a leading part in discussions on the drafting of the convention and we hope to be in a position to ratify its recommendations on completion.

Civil Defence

Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the joint DHSS/MOD planning group guidance to regional health authorities on the reception and allocation arrangements for armed forces' casualties to the National Health Service in war.

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Mrs. Currie : I refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 19 April at column 375 . The answer is still no.

Retford Hospital

Mr. Alexander : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will direct Trent regional health authority not to sanction the sale of land adjoining Retford hospital in the light of the terms of the conveyance dated 26 November 1928 which required the purchasers and their successors in title to hold, use and enjoy the same so long as may be desirable for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Retford and District hospital.

Mrs. Currie : No. It would be inappropriate to issue such a direction. The district health authority's legal advisers have examined the deeds of conveyance. Their advice is that the deeds do not contain any restriction preventing the sale of the land but they are complex and a search is being made by the Land Registry in order to resolve any doubt.

The proceeds from the sale of this surplus land will be used to maintain and improve the delivery of health care in Bassetlaw and the sale proceeds will bring significant benefit to the Retford community.

Residential Care

Rev. Martin Smyth : To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response he has had from regional and district health authorities to circular HC(88)43 ; and if he will make a statement about his efforts to promote co-operation between authorities and organisations representing those in residential care.

Mrs. Currie : HC(88)43 entitled "Health Services

Development--Resource assumptions and planning guidelines" provides health authorities with guidelines for their plans for 1989-90. Regional health authorities' proposals for that year are not due to arrive at the Department until February 1989. We have therefore had no substantive response from health authorities yet. The circular asks health authorities, in planning the care of people with mental handicaps, mental illness, physical or sensory disabilities, and the care of elderly people, to take the views of consumers and the voluntary organisations which represent them into account. Following Lady Wagner's report (Residential Care--A Positive Choice) we are considering ways of making residential care more responsive to consumer choice.

Health Authorities

Mr. James Lamond : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list National Health Service capital expenditure projects costing more than £1 million which have been completed in the Oldham district health authority during the last 14 years and those projected in the next five years.

Mrs. Currie : We do not hold this information on small-scale developments centrally. The hon. Member may wish to pursue his inquiries with Mr. R. B. Martin QC, chairman of North Western regional health authority.


Mr. James Lamond : To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any information concerning the

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