I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my noble Friend the then Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, on 17 November 2003, Official Report, column WA245. It will be for commercial operators to decide whether to take the opportunity to operate a service between the islands. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office keeps access needs in the South Atlantic under review.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Overseas Territories Department is in regular communication with the Ascension Island Administrator. During the Administrator's recent leave in the UK, and in accordance with normal practice, he met FCO officials on 21 March. Relations with the Island council were among the wide range of issues discussed.
There is no statutory requirement for the Crown to provide any notice to take possession of a domestic dwelling or a User site. However, should the Crown need to take possession of land currently used for a domestic dwelling or a User site, it would aim to take individual circumstances into account and provide appropriate warning.