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Turks and Caicos Islands: Constitutions

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the status is of the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands; and if he will make a statement. (276787)

The constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands is contained in the Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Order 2006, which is currently in force.

I refer the hon. Member to my written ministerial statement of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 39WS. The Commission of Inquiry’s final report was due by 31 May 2009. Unless the Commissioner’s final report significantly changes our current assessment of the situation, the order suspending parts of the constitution will be brought into force after the final report is received and has been considered.