Ascension Island

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish in the Official Report a copy of the resignation statement made by the councillors on Ascension Island following the visit by officials of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 14 and 15 March; and whether the Government will also publish any response they have made to this statement.

Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

A copy of the resignation statement released by the councillors on 20 March 2007 will be placed in the Library of the House. The Government do not intend to respond to the statement. The acting governor will respond to individual letters of resignation received from the councillors.

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