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Falklands And Ascension Islands (Airport Construction)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the cost of recent construction works at Mount Pleasant airport in the Falklands and Wideawake airport on Ascension Island.

The latest estimate for the RAF project at Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands is £297 million, plus £10 million for MOD supplied navigation aids. The latest estimate for the separate Army project is £130 million.The latest estimate for the works at Wideawake air base on Ascension Island is £50 million.All estimates take account of price changes due to inflation up to September 1985.