HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c22W
Dr. Marek

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if any progress has been made in identifying a site on St. Helena for use as an emergency landing strip.

Mr. Raison

A possible site, on Prosperous Bay plain at the eastern tip of the island, was the subject of an airborne reconnaissance survey by the RAF earlier this year. Civil engineering and cost factors, however, are still expected to present formidable problems. Arrangements are being made for these aspects to be examined on the island.