Pitcairn Islands: Sovereignty

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th October 2010.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are considering transferring the sovereignty of Pitcairn to New Zealand.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

This Government have not entered into any discussions with the Government of New Zealand about the possibility of such a transfer. The Government are clear that the principle of self-determination applies to the people of Pitcairn, as it applies to all peoples of the overseas territories.

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