The Air Ministry proposals for the replacement of the radar mast at Sharpitor have been discussed informally with the local authorities and the interested amenity organisations. We are now re-examining our plans to see how far they can be modified to meet the objections which were put forward.
Will the Minister bear in mind that the Dartmoor National Park is a most precious heritage of the nation, that Great Links Tor, where it has been proposed to site this mast, is one of the few wild tracts left in the West of England? Will the hon. Gentleman consult an eminent person outside the Service, such as Sir Robert Watson-Watt, before he makes an irrevocable decision?