Skip to main content

St. Helena

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many television channels showed his Department’s video St. Helena, as referred to in his answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 1003W. (121395)

The video I referred to in my answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 1003W, was made especially for local television in St. Helena, to inform the local population about proposals for the new airport. It was shown three times on the local television station in St. Helena, and repeated on the local television channel on Ascension Island, where many Saints, as the local people are known, live and work. A copy was also sent to the St. Helena representative in the Falkland Islands and shown to Saints there. Part of the film has also been shown to the All Party Parliamentary Group for St. Helena. I understand that it has been well received.