asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what is the registration index of the Fokker F27 that he is acquiring for fishery surveillance; what will be the cost of changing the registration index; and what the new index will be;(2) if, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for East Lothian on 27 March,
Official Report, column 300, regarding the Fokker F27–200 to be used for fishery surveillance patrols, he will list the owners of the aircraft since 1959 and the type and location of services for which it was used during that period; what is the estimated remaining life of the aircraft in terms of flying hours in Scottish fishery patrol conditions; what is the anticipated average number of hours per cycle in this service; and to what extent the manufacturer of the aircraft is directly involved in its current overhaul.
I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.