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Hebrides Range

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will replace the surveillance and tracking equipment in use at Hebrides Range. (307042)

My officials are developing plans with the range operator, QinetiQ, for new investment in the Hebrides Range including the possible replacement or upgrade of surveillance and tracking equipment. The plans are at an early stage and no decisions have yet been taken. These plans will not involve redundancies.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will upgrade the electricity generation facilities at St. Kilda in respect of Hebrides Range. (307043)

My officials are currently considering whether the existing electricity generators on St. Kilda should be replaced due to their age. This assessment will take into account the affordability and relative priority of any replacement compared with other potential investments. These plans will not involve redundancies.