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British Overseas Territories

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 166W, on British Overseas Territories: young offenders, how many of the personal records held on the Overseas Territories Regional Crime Intelligence System relate to cross-border drug offences. (282286)

There are 28,175 records relating to all drug offences on the Overseas Territories Regional Criminal Intelligence System. However, the system is not designed to differentiate between offences for drug use and those relating specifically to the movement of drugs across borders.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what acreage of land in the (a) Cayman Islands and (b) British Virgin Islands was designated as (i) environmentally protected and (ii) a site of scientific interest in the last five years. (282311)

The information requested is held by the Governments of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Due to capacity constraints in both Territories, neither has been able to provide the information in the time available. We will revert with the information as soon as we receive it.