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« on: July 22, 2010, 11:20:46 am »

Quote from: Hansard, PMQs (21 July)
Andrew Rosindell (Romford) (Con)Sad
As part of the political and constitutional reform process, will the Deputy Prime Minister undertake to give due consideration to the loyal subjects of Her Majesty's overseas territories and Crown dependencies, who currently have no representation and no voice in the constitution of this country?

The Deputy Prime Minister:
They are extremely well represented by my hon. Friend, who I know is a passionate advocate of our relationship with overseas territories and, of course, Crown dependencies. We will continue to work with him and others in this House to make sure that the citizens of the overseas territories are served by their own legislatures, with champions here in this House and in government, and of course we will work with the Governments of the Crown dependencies to help them develop their own wider ambitions. This applies to the Falklands or Gibraltar, although I have to confess that Gibraltar is a sensitive topic in the Clegg household.

- Hansard, PMQs (21 July)

I happened to catch a bit of PMQs (or DPMQs as it turned out) the other day - the above question catching my attention. Is anyone here aware of any significant efforts or demands by any of the territories/dependencies to gain representation in Westminster?
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 11:28:44 am »

Basically, no, I'm not aware of any.

As Clegg points out, they have their own legislatures and actually set many of their own policies, especially on tax.
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