Turks and Caicos Islands

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons am 1:45 pm ar 3 Ebrill 1996.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn , Gorllewin Casnewydd 1:45, 3 Ebrill 1996

Why did right hon. and learned Gentleman reject the petition that alleged that Governor Burke treated the islands as a private fiefdom, treated the population with indifference and a lack of respect—having called them people of moral indifference, evaded the rules of customs clearance for his own family, appointed himself as a marriage officer to conduct the service for his brother-in-law and then immediately resigned from that office, and used a small fortune on the official residence at a time when the police funds are being neglected and crime on the island has risen 40 per cent. in the last three years?