James Sunderland questions Foreign Secretary on Overseas Territories

James Sunderland questions the Foreign Secretary on support for the Overseas Territories ahead of the Joint Ministerial Council.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

Ahead of the Joint Ministerial Council next week, could the Foreign Secretary please outline what he is doing to support the overseas territories? Will he be rolling out the red carpet?

The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (James Cleverly)

Metaphorically speaking, yes. The overseas territories are part of the immediate family. All relevant Departments will have a nominated Minister with responsibility for the relationship of their Departments with the OTs. We are launching a new OTs strategy and of course I will make myself available for the forthcoming JMC.