HC Deb 25 January 1999 vol 324 cc149-50W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 18 January, Official Report, column 347, on St. Helena, if he will state the reason for Mr. Timmreck being the subject of an exclusion order by the Governor of St. Helena; and what right of appeal is available to him. [67353]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

The then Chief Secretary of the Government of St. Helena gave full reasons for the exclusion order to Mr. Timmreck in a letter dated 4 March 1994. If Mr. Timmreck' s permission were obtained by the hon. Member for Wrexham, I would arrange for him to receive a copy of the letter.

I understand that Mr. Timmreck has applied to the Governor for the exclusion order to be revoked. This was considered. Mr. Timmreck was asked for more information which he has not yet furnished.

Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to provide St. Helena with landing facilities for aircraft. [67118]

Clare Short

I have been asked to reply.

In 1998 we agreed to fund a preliminary desk study into the technical feasibility of an airlink to St. Helena. The final report is due by Easter. If this is positive, we will fund a broader feasibility study of the engineering, economic financial and social considerations.

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