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St. Helena: Economic Growth

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with businesses on the development of the economy of St Helena. (257951)

I met representatives of Impregilo on 10 February in regard to their tender for the St. Helena airport project. I intend to meet representatives of the St. Helena Leisure Corporation (Shelco) shortly.

Through our support to the St. Helena Development Agency, we maintain regular contact with the private sector in St. Helena, including the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Association and other local businesses. The Agency also maintains dialogue with inward investors and provides assistance to those seeking to invest in St. Helena.