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Speaker Hoyle welcomes delegates to first ever British Overseas Territories Conference

4 May 2022

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The Speaker of the House of Commons has welcomed his counterparts from across the British Overseas Territories to their first ever Speaker-led conference. 

Speakers from Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, and representative from Gibraltar are gathering for a three-day event in Speaker’s House. 

A range of topics are being discuss at the conference, with a focus on how the British Overseas Territories can get their voices heard in the UK Parliament.

Welcoming delegates to London today, Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: “For too long I have felt the British Overseas Territories have been overlooked, yet so many of the decisions we make here in the UK have a huge impact on their futures.

“I’m delighted to welcome my counterparts to London for this long overdue forum, and I’m looking forward to some really fruitful and interesting discussions.”

Sir Lindsay hopes the new forum, entitled Commons and Overseas Territories Speakers’ Conference 2022 (COTSC 2022), will help foster contacts, share information and experiences.