House of Lords written question – answered at on 22 April 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to honey producers in Pitcairn to develop and expand that industry.

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)

Pitcairn honey is an excellent product and we have supported its export from Pitcairn through hosting events at the governor's residence and more recently promoting it at the UK booth at the Pacific Island Forum in the Cook Islands. In addition, the British Government provide the shipping service to and from the island which allows the export of the product and the satellite phone/internet link which enables producers to advertise and conduct business around the world.

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