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Pitcairn Islands: Politics and Government

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are for a new governance structure for the Pitcairn Islands in April 2009. (269497)

At the beginning of April 2009 a new governance structure was established for the Pitcairn Islands. The new structure devolves more local government responsibility to the island council. Systems have been established to improve Government recruitment and introduce performance management. Policies covering child safety and other important areas have been refined. These are essential building-blocks for the future good governance of the island.