Sustainability in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories inquiry

Inquiry status: Report published and Government response received

This inquiry examined whether the strategy set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office White Paper, The Overseas Territories: Security, Success and Sustainability, embodies the principles of sustainable development; appropriately trades-off environmental protection, social development and economic growth; and fulfils the UK Government’s responsibility to protect biodiversity in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories.



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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Inquiry timeline

Find further information including details of oral evidence taken on the sustainability in the UK overseas territories timeline.