Turks and Caicos Islands

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 17th January 2012.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress he has made on the return of self-government in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

In December 2010 the Minister of State for International Development, my right hon. Friend Mr Duncan, and I set out eight milestones to be met before elections could be held. Significant recent progress includes: a new constitution and Crown land policy, recruitment of new senior public servants, and an ambitious programme of tax and public expenditure reform.

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