House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any issues are negatively affecting the relationship of the United Kingdom with the Government of Pitcairn; and, if so, what are those issues.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The British Government work closely with the locally elected Government of Pitcairn through the Governor, the Deputy Governor, and the Governor's representative (who is resident on the Island). Pitcairn is facing serious demographic, economic and social issues. Supporting an ageing population of around 50 people in so remote a location poses many challenges. Sometimes there are differences of opinion between the British Government and the locally elected government. But there is a full and frank relationship between the two parties and neither is under any illusion as to the scale of the challenges ahead.

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