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Falkland Islands

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if he will consider expending the further sum of approximately £1 million in extending the new airfield now being constructed on the Falkland Islands to enable it on completion to cope with normal commercial aircraft.

The airfield now being built in the Falkland Islands at a cost of approximately £4·2 million meets present requirements. There is no commercial justification for its extension.