St Helena: Airport

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th October 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the original budget estimate for building the airport on St Helena, and what is the current forecast cost.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The UK Government approved a grant of £201.5 million with an additional shared risk contingency of up to £10 million for the design and construction phase of the airport. The project is on track to deliver the construction phase within this budget.

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