Tristan da Cunha

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any proposals to develop a new port for Tristan da Cunha to replace Calshot Harbour.

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

The Government have funded several repairs to Calshot harbour, most recently in March 2011, and a project is currently underway to increase the island's capacity to maintain harbour defences. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working with the Department for International Development and the Government of Tristan da Cunha to develop longer term plans for the Tristan harbour.

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