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Rd57 Site, Rosyth

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are his plans for the future of the RD57 site; what would be the cost of reinstating the site if no alternative use can be made of it; and what would be the cost of finishing work at the site to render it safe and useable for another purpose.

Options for the future of RD57 remain under consideration. We estimate the cost of reinstating the site to be in the order of £15 million; this was taken into account in the comparative assessment of the nuclear facility proposals. The cost of converting the site to another purpose would depend on the purpose.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what volume and tonnage of material has been excavated from the site of the RD57 facility.

The total volume of material excavated from the RD57 site amounted to 185,000 cu m of silt, clay and rock. We do not maintain records of tonnage.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a summary of the costs incurred on the RD57 facility at Rosyth, showing expenditure in each year since the project started.

This is as follows:

£ million
1985–860·405
1986–872·530
1987–883·900
1988–894·095
1989–9015·785
1990–9117·896
1991–9225·422
1992–9327·386
11993–940·507
23·657
1 To end of June 1993.
2 Committed but not yet paid.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cubic metres of concrete have been poured for the development of the RD57 site.