HC Deb 16 June 2004 vol 422 c1012W
8. Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of current development priorities for Montserrat. [178968]

Mr. Gareth Thomas

We are working with the island government, to help generate local revenue and entourage private sector investment. (A new airport, for example, will be completed later this year.) Ultimately we want to enable the island to be self-sufficient, an ambition of the island government too.

I hope to discuss progress when I visit the island next week.

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