HC Deb 11 January 1985 vol 70 cc558-9W
Mr. Holt

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of the airfield at Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Excellent progress has been made with the work during 1984 as hon. Members who have visited the site in the last few months will know. Provided there is reasonable weather during the current Falklands summer, there is every prospect that the time lost because of the two dock strikes last year will be recovered and that the main runway will be ready on schedule at the end of April. I pay tribute to all concerned with the project, the management and work force of the contractor (the Laing-Mowlem-Amey Roadstone Construction joint venture), PSA and its consultants, for what they have achieved so far.