Ascension Island: Airports

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the US Department of Defense on the US air force's refusal to repair the airstrip at Ascension Island before its next scheduled refurbishment in 2019.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Department of Defense (DOD) remain committed to ongoing repairs and a full resurfacing of the Ascension Island runway. The Ministry of Defence continues to liaise closely with the DOD and the Department of State regarding their plans for interim repair work and a full surface resurfacing programme.

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