Dáil Éireann - Volume 503 - 01 April, 1999
Written Answers. - Gormanston Aerodrome.
Mr. Hayes Mr. Hayes
11. Mr. Hayes asked the Minister for Defence the situation regarding the potential use of Gormanston Aerodrome for commercial or industrial purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9255/99]
Mr. Bradford Mr. Bradford
22. Mr. Bradford asked the Minister for Defence if any commercial or industrial proposals for the use of Gormanston Aerodrome have been received or approaches made to his Department in view of his direction to relocate the Air Corps unit in Gormanston to Baldonnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9286/99]
Ms Fitzgerald Ms Fitzgerald
123. Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Defence the situation regarding the potential use of Gormanstown Aerodrome for commercial or industrial purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9315/99]
Mr. M. Smith Mr. M. Smith
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith): I propose to take Questions Nos. 11, 22 and 123 together.
A number of proposals have been received from private concerns in relation to the use of Gormanston Aerodrome for aviation purposes. These proposals concern aviation policy generally and as such are a matter for consideration by the Minister for Public Enterprise. The question of the utilisation of the aerodrome for commercial or industrial purposes other than for aviation usage has not arisen.
An implementation plan is being prepared in line with the recommendations of the Price Waterhouse review of the Air Corps and the question of the relocation of the units and serving personnel in Gormanston will be addressed in the context of the implementation plan.
Dáil Éireann 503 Written Answers. Gormanston Aerodrome.