St Helena: Airport

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the impact on the population level of St Helena of the opening of the airport there.

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

Statistics provided by the St Helena Government show that since the start of the airport construction population levels have steadily increased. The latest data showed a resident population in St Helena of 4,158 in September 2013. It is expected that population numbers in St Helena will increase in line with economic growth following the opening of the airport in 2016.

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