HC Deb 20 April 2004 vol 420 c448W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received about the development of an airport on St. Helena; and if he will make a statement. [162912]

Mr. Rammell

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received representations from one of the parties who expressed an interest in the development of air access for St. Helena.

Evaluation of the four expressions of interest and outline proposals, received in response to the international invitation issued in April 2003, concerning the possible development of air access to St. Helena, is now complete. I also refer the hon. Member to the written statement made by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (Gareth Thomas) on 19 April, Official Report, column 1WS.

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