Tristan da Cunha

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance is being given to Tristan da Cunha to develop economic activity.

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

Economic development within the overseas territories is a devolved responsibility. However, Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials work closely with the Tristan da Cunha authorities in developing areas of Tristan's economy, such as the highly sustainable lobster fishery and sales of commemorative stamps and coins.

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