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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms were of the Compulsory Purchase Order made on the RAF Innsworth site when it was originally obtained; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: The land which comprises RAF Innsworth was assembled following the outbreak of the Second World War by the acquisition of 11 separate freehold interests, either following agreement or by powers available at the time.
No specific Compulsory Purchase Order was made as most acquisitions at that time were initiated by requisition under the Defence (General) Regulations 1939 made under the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1939; under existing Defence Acts; or through other statutes in place at the time.
Eight conveyances of the land occurred between 1939 and 1945, two more in 1951, and the last in 1961. Each of these documents sets out the terms of the individual acquisitions and the consideration paid which, in some cases, included compensation for severance, depreciation and injurious affection to the vendors' adjoining estate.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the Environmental Impact Assessment carried out on the RAF Innsworth site following the decision to transfer its operations to High Wycombe; and if he will make a statement. 
A statutory Environmental Impact Assessment is not required at RAF Innsworth, but an Environmental and Sustainability Appraisal has been completed. This document is currently being withheld because it relates to internal discussion and formulation of policy. However, it is our intention to publish this after the trade unions consultation period has ended and the final ministerial decision made.
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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the investment appraisal of the RAF Innsworth site following the decision to transfer its operations to High Wycombe; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: The investment appraisal is being withheld at present because it relates to internal discussion and formulation of policy. However, it is our intention to publish this more widely after the trade unions consultation period has ended and the final ministerial decision made.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the value of the land occupied by RAF Innsworth; what the value would be with planning permission for housing; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: The assessment of the site's value included in the business case for the co- location of the RAF headquarters was £30 million, representing our agent's valuation as at August 2004 (and assuming planning permission for residential development for the whole site).
The schedule is in two sections: Section A provides the operating costs for financial years 200102, 200203 and 200304 for defence sites in Scotland where the information you request is available; the operating costs relating to years 199798 to 200001 could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Section B provides a list of the remaining sites in Scotland for which operating costs are not readily available and, similarly, could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Location||TLB||Description of base||200102||200203||200304|
|Beith||DLO||Defence Munitions Beith||(13)7.593||(13)6.099||(13)3.873|
|Crombie||DLO||Defence Munitions Crombie||(13)8.168||(13)8.136||(13)6.992|
|Garelochhead||DLO||Oil Fuel Depot||1.191||1.075||1.471|
|Glen Douglas||DLO||Defence Munitions Glen Douglas||(13)5.175||(13)4.557||(13)5.163|
|Barry Buddon||LAND||Defence Training||(14)1.384||(14)1.714||(14)1.749|
|Dounreay||DPA||Nuclear Reactor Test Establishment||24.500||24.500||25.500|
|Coulport||DLO||RNAD Coulport and HMNB Faslane||229.136||291.557||207.026|
|Greenock||DLO||Marine Service Base||1.078||1.217||0.719|
|Leuchars||STC||RAF Leuchars St Andrews||124.616||162.718||217.867|
|Stirling||DLO||Army Base Repairs||5.937||8.048||8.572|
|Location||TLB||Description of base|
|Ballachulish||AG||Joint Service Mountain Training Centre|
|Fort George||LAND||Fort George Ranges|
|Glasgow||PTC||RAF University Air Squadron|
|Kingussie||LAND||Kingussie Training Hut|
|Penicuik||LAND||Army Training Regiment|
|Stirling||LAND||Drip Bridge Training Camp|
|Fort George||LAND||Fort George Barracks|
|Cape Wrath||DLO||Bombing Range|
|Crimond||DLO||RNWC Crimond- DCSA IT support|
|Eskdalemuir||DPA||Seismological Array station|
|Glasgow||Fleet||Royal Marines Reserve|
|Greenock||DLO||Navy Building Greenock|
Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what future naval shipbuilding work he has identified as being suitable for Swan Hunter shipyard to tender for; and what the timetable is for that work. 
Mr. Ingram: As you are aware, we announced on 30 January 2003, Official Report, columns 102742, that Swan Hunter is one of the four shipyards identified that, subject to value for money considerations, could potentially participate in building the future carrier. The ship building strategy will be confirmed following the main investment decision, which will be taken when we are confident that we have sufficient understanding of the cost, scheduling and risks involved.
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last discussed with senior naval officers the merits of fitting tactical Tomahawk missiles to Type 45 destroyers with senior naval officers; and if he will make a statement. 
[holding answer 20 July 2005]: Ministers routinely discuss equipment issues with senior military officers. Our position remains as stated in the answer
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which my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces gave the hon. Member on 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 466W.
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