Tristan da Cunha

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

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the volcano on Tristan da Cunha is currently stable.

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

The volcano is classed as active but there has been no observed activity since a small underwater eruption in 2004. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to work with the Tristan authorities to monitor the situation.

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