Ascension Island

House of Lords written question – answered on 9 July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether rights of abode have been introduced for Ascension Island; and if not why not.

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

There is no right of abode on Ascension and the Government have no plans to introduce such a right. To do so would fundamentally change the nature of the territory and bring unacceptable costs and contingent liabilities to the UK taxpayer.

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