St Helena: Airport

House of Lords written question – answered at on 6 December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 12 November (WA 148), what progress has been made in the preparation of the bid to tender for the proposed airport for St Helena.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The Department for International Development (DfID) is currently preparing revised designs for the airport, based on the use of an engineered material arresting system (EMAS), to reduce capital costs and deliver better value for money.

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