The UK Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will tomorrow afternoon take oral evidence on the St Helena Airport project from the Department for International Development, led by its Permanent Secretary, Mark Lowcock. See: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/st-helena-airport-16-17/
The PAC is basing its inquiry on the National Audit Office report into realising the benefits of St Helena Airport, published on 9 June 2016.
The scope of the PAC inquiry thus covers the key assumptions in the Department for International Development’s cost-benefit analysis to support its investment in the airport. It also considers the Department’s ability, in partnership with St Helena Government, to realise the benefits from improved access to the Island that they expect the airport will provide.
1 November 2016