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Turks and Caicos Islands: Politics and Government

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how long he expects the interim Government in the Turks and Caicos Islands to be in place. (294940)

On 14 August 2009 the Governor brought into force an Order in Council suspending ministerial Government and the House of Assembly in Turks and Caicos Island for a period of two years. It remains our intention that elections should be held by July 2011.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures his Department has put in place to ensure sustainable development in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the publication of Sir Robin Auld's final report on alleged corruption. (294943)

Crown land is the Turks and Caicos Island (TCI)’s biggest and most vulnerable asset. The Government have funded the appointment of a crown land adviser who is reviewing existing Crown land policy taking into account the TCI long-term sustainable development plan.