HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 c184W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is staking to ensure that airstrips in the New Hebrides are reconditioned by the Condominium Government so that regular air services may be resumed.

Mr. Hare

Proposals for the rehabilitation of airstrips on the two main islands in the New Hebrides were drawn up several months ago, but I regret that consultations with the French authorities both in the Condominium and in Paris have so far failed to remove administrative obstacles to their development. These consultations are continuing.

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