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Former Inhabitants (Resettlement)

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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61.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state Her Majesty's Government's plans for the future of the former inhabitants of Tristan da Cunha.

63.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans he has made for the resettlement of the inhabitants of Tristan da Cunha; and if he will make a statement.

Various possibilities are being investigated and they will then have to be discussed with the people. It may well be some time before a final decision is taken.

62.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the arrangements made for accommodating the former inhabitants of Tristan da Cunha in the Pendell camp.

Pendell Camp has been converted into a reception centre to provide temporary homes for the people of Tristan da Cunha until they can be resettled in a suitable place in this country. The staff, who left Tristan with the islanders, will continue their services until the people are resettled.I should like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the very valuable help which has been, and is being, received from the Women's Voluntary Service, the Red Cross and St. John's.