British Overseas Territories and Commonwealth: Fires

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Paul Girvan Paul Girvan Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the level of risk of wild fires to (a) Commonwealth nations and (b) British Overseas Territories.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

​We have not made any assessments. The assessment of wildfire risk is the responsibility of Commonwealth and Overseas Territories Governments.

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