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St Helena: Airports

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on the proposed construction of an airport on St. Helena; and if he will make a statement. (262300)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has received a number of letters from Members of Parliament and other interested parties about the proposal to construct an airport on St. Helena. On 9 February, the Under-Secretary of State for International Development, my hon. Friend the Member for Worcester (Mr. Foster), met the Governor of St. Helena on the issue. He has also met with representatives from the bidding company, Impregilo SpA, on 10 February and from SHELCO (St. Helena Leisure Corporation Ltd) on 2 March.