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Committee examine the future of the UK Overseas Territories

4 December 2018

The Foreign Affairs Committee holds an evidence session looking into the relationship between the UK and the Overseas Territories as part of its inquiry looking into the future of the Territories in relation to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  

Evidence to be heard from Leaders

This session will consist of two panels of elected leaders and representatives from eight of the permanently inhabited Overseas Territories: Anguilla, Ascension Island, the Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Purpose of the session

The two panels will look at the specific circumstances of each individual Territory, at the issues that affect the Overseas Territories as a whole, and at the health of UK/OT relations in general. This will be the first time in more than a decade that the elected leaders and representatives of so many OTs will have appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee.


Wednesday 5 December 2018, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Panel one - 4pm

  • Hon. Victor F. Banks, Chief Minister of Anguilla 
  • Hon. Donaldson Romeo, Premier of Montserrat 
  • Hon. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Premier of the Turks & Caicos 
  • Hon. Ms. Teslyn Barkman, Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly

Panel two - 4.45pm

  • Councillor Leslie Jaques OBE, Government of Pitcairn Islands
  • Councillor Derek Thomas, Member of the St Helena Legislative Assembly 
  • Mr Ian Lavarello, Chief Islander of Tristan da Cunha 
  • Councillor Keturah (Kitty) George, Ascension Island Council

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