Tristan da Cunha

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many ministerial visits have been made to (a) Tristan da Cunha and (b) the Ascension Islands in the last five years.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

There have been no ministerial visits to Tristan da Cunha in the last five years. I visited Ascension Island in November 2003 and took the opportunity to meet with Island Councillors at their Chamber. Ministers also regularly transit the Island on their way to and from the Falkland Islands.

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