UK Minister: None Raised Idea Of Representation

January 27, 2022 | 1 Comment

“In my dealings with the Overseas Territory, none have raised the idea of formal representation in the UK Parliament,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said, adding that  they “believe the fundamental basis of the relationship with each Overseas Territory is right, striking a balance which allows each to maintain strong links with the UK, but to also build their own democratic systems.”

During the British Parliament’s session yesterday [Jan 26] Conservative MP John Penrose asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, “what assessment she has made of the potential role that parliamentary representation for UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies could have in strengthening their status within the UK.”

In response, Minister of State Amanda Milling said, “This Government is working to build a modern and productive partnership with the Overseas Territories. I have been working with the leaders of each Overseas Territory to identify areas where we can increase cooperation and support from the United Kingdom.

“In my dealings with the Overseas Territory, none have raised the idea of formal representation in the UK Parliament. We believe the fundamental basis of the relationship with each Overseas Territory is right, striking a balance which allows each to maintain strong links with the UK, but to also build their own democratic systems with local accountability, which reflect their own constitutional traditions.

“We also value the constitutional relationship with the Crown Dependencies which are also self-governing in relation to their own domestic affairs.”

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  1. BDASkeptic says:

    Of course our Govt will not make any comments around representation and then the push for independence will involve a lack of representation in Parliament…

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