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Ascension Island: Civilian Flights

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 7 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 19 February

(WA 51), what was the outcome of the "round of negotiations … scheduled to take place before Easter" on the subject of opening up Wideawake airfield on Ascension Island to civilian aircraft. [HL1678]

A further round of talks on opening up Wideawake Airfield to civil aircraft took place on 27 March when British and American officials met in Washington. The discussions were productive and both sides agreed on how to carry forward work on an agreement to permit civil use of Wideawake Airfield.