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St Helena

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department is involved in any discussion about the construction of an airfield on St. Helena.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development to the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) on 11 November, at column 39. The proposal to construct an airfield on St. Helena has been discussed with my Department, which has confirmed that there is no military requirement for one.