asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a list of the United Kingdom's dependencies.
The remaining dependent territories are:
- British Antarctic Territory
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands and Dependencies
- Hong Kong
- Picairn Group of Islands
- St. Helena and Dependencies
- Turks and Caicos Islands.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the population of each of the United Kingdom's dependencies; and how much aid was given in 1979, 1980 and 1981 to each dependency both directly as grant aid and indirectly as technical aid.
The details are as follows:
|St. Helena and dependencies||6,500||3,553||382||3,279||516|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||7,500||848||167||849||412|
*includes £5,000 loan.
|†includes £30,000 loan.|
The aid figures for 1981 are not yet available.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a list of the most recent visits by (a) Ministers and (b) officials normally based in the United Kingdom to each dependency; and when is the expected next visit by Ministers or United Kingdom based officials to each dependency.
Most recent visits since the end of 1980 are as follows:
|(a) By Ministers||(b) By Officials|
|Minister for Overseas Development||FCO Official|
|Anguilla||May 1982||March 1982|
|Prime Minister||FCO official|
|Bermuda||October 1981||February 1982|
|British Antarctic Territory||—||Director, British Antarctic Survey February 1982|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||—||—|
|British Virgin Islands||—||April 1982|
|Cayman Islands||—||March 1982|
|Minister of State, FCO||FCO official|
|Falkland Islands||December 1980||June 1981|
|Minister of State, (Armed Forces)||FCO official|
|Hong Kong||March 1982||April 1982|
|Minister of Overseas Development||FCO official|
|Montserrat||May 1982||March 1982|
|St. Helena and Dependencies||—||FCO Official February 1982 (Ascension)|
|Minister of Overseas||FCO officials|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Development April 1982||February 1982|
(a) By Ministers
(b) By Officials
|Anguilla||Not yet decided||Not yet decided|
|Bermuda||Not yet decided||Note yet decided|
|British Antarctic Territory||—||Not yet decided|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||—||Not yet decided|
|British Virgin Islands||Not yet decided||June 1982|
|Cayman Islands||Not yet decided||Not yet decided|
|Gibraltar||Not yet decided||Not yet decided|
|Prime Minister||BOTB official|
|Hong Kong||September 1982||June 1982|
|Montserrat||Not yet decided||July 1982|
|St. Helena and Dependencies||—||FCO/ODA Officials June 1982|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Not yet decided||ODA Officials June 1982|
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's staff responsible for each of the United Kingdom's dependencies are normally resident (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in the dependency and (c) elsewhere.
There are 43 Diplomatic Service staff in London dealing with dependent territory matters. There are 14 Diplomatic Service officers serving in dependent territories administrations, as follows:
Anguilla (1), Bermuda (2), Gibraltar (2), Hong Kong (4), St. Helena and dependencies (4), Turks and Caicos (1). There were also three officers in the Falkland Islands. In addition, the British High Commissioner in New Zealand, resident in Wellington, is concurrently non-resident governor of the Pitcairn Group of Islands.