§ Sir Tufton Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs when the survey for the airport in the Seychelles was completed; what site has been selected; when tenders for its construction are expected; what the approximate cost will be; and when it is proposed that work will commence.
§ Mr. Bowden
The physical survey was completed in February and the evaluation of it is nearing completion; the site selected is in the vicinity of Anse La Rue.
It is hoped that necessary preparatory work calling for tenders will be put in hand in the near future. Tenders will then be called for as soon as possible, after which conclusion can be reached on other matters referred to in the Question.