[John Bercow in the Chair] — Overseas Territories

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:54 pm on 23rd April 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 3:54 pm, 23rd April 2009

The hon. Gentleman's kind remarks are well taken—[Laughter]—with great surprise all round. He is slightly mistaken about the institutional nature of some aspects of the Foreign Office. As Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook specifically did not appeal against the 2000 judgment that gave the islanders the right to return. In a sense, the Orders in Council made in 2004 vetoed everything that had been achieved previously by legal action.