HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 cc499-500W
Mr. Terry Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the new jetty in the north of Montserrat will be completed; and what assessment he has made of the risk from a volcanic eruption to the people working in the harbour. [20840]

Dr. Liam Fox

The stub of the new jetty was completed in February 1997. It can now be used for limited movement of people and supplies. The full jetty is due for completion in late May 1997. There is continual appraisal of the risk by the scientific team on the island. Contingency plans are in place for the rapid departure of essential workers from the harbour if the circumstances change.