Overseas Territories: Illegal Immigration - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:27 am on 27 April 2023.

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Photo of Lord Bellingham Lord Bellingham Conservative 11:27, 27 April 2023

My Lords, when I had the good fortune to do the Minister’s job in the other place, I was able to visit most of the OTs. One of the consistent themes was the lack of capacity, experience and training across the Governments of the OTs. One way to address this is to put in place twinning arrangements with local authorities in the UK. One such partnership was between the TCI and Hertfordshire County Council to exchange and train staff, move people and embed them and, above all, build that crucial capacity. Is that twinning arrangement still going? What plans do he and HMG have to put in place further such arrangements?