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Bermuda: Territorial Waters

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial contribution has been made by the Government towards the cost of law enforcement and national security in and around the territorial waters of Bermuda; and if he will make a statement. (156334)

The security of the UK Overseas Territories is the responsibility of the Government. Consequently, Bermuda benefits from assistance provided by Regional Law Enforcement and Maritime Training Advisers funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Bermuda is also visited on a regular basis by Royal Navy ships. The Government of Bermuda, however, meets the cost of its own law enforcement, including within its territorial waters.