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St. Helena: Aviation

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effects of not building an airport on St. Helena on the island’s population. (277520)

Demographic studies, carried out as part of the 2005 Feasibility Study, suggest that in the absence of air access, the population of St. Helena will decline by around 1.5 per cent. a year.