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St Helena: Airport

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how long the pause in negotiations over the project to build St Helena's airport will last; and whether they have arranged with the preferred bidder that their current proposals will remain on the table until negotiations resume. [HL1238]

Negotiations have been paused to allow for further consideration of a number of financial and economic issues in the light of the changed economic climate. The Secretary of State will announce his decision when this work has been completed.

The preferred bidder, Impregilo SpA, has decided to extend the validity of its current tender to 28 February 2009.