HC Deb 17 December 1968 vol 775 cc324-5W
58 and 59. Mr. Fisher

asked the Minister of Overseas Development (1) when the report of Economic Associates Limited, appointed by him to advise on the development of the St. Kitts airport, will be available;

(2) whether he will make funds available to assist in the construction of a larger airport in the island of St. Kitts, with a view to encouraging the development of the tourist industry.

Mr. Oram

Subject to consideration of the report commissioned from Economic Associates Ltd. which, as I told my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Mr. Chapman) on the 10th December, is now expected at the end of the year, I have agreed in principle that the bulk of the Colonial Development and Welfare funds allocated to St. Kitts up to March, 1970, may be used towards the cost of improving the airfield.—[Vol. 775, c.79.]