§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many permanent local residents were employed in the construction of the Falklands Islands airport; and what was the total number employed in the construction of the airport.
§ Sir George Young
[pursuant to his reply, 22 July 1985]: The Falkland islands Government have made it clear that the local labour force is so limited that any significant recruitment by PSA contractors could prejudice Government services. The PSA has therefore instructed its contractors to consult the Falkland Islands Government before recruiting local workers. At present the Laing-Mowlem-Amey Roadstone Construction joint venture are employing one Falkland islander on the Mount Pleasant airport project. There are currently 2,000 other contractors' employees engaged on the project. In accordance with United Kingdom policy, these workers have been recruited in the United Kingdom.