§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the constitutional relationship between the United Kingdom Government and the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands; what legal, financial and architectural staff work for the Turks and Caicos Government; and what legal, financial and other technical aid is available from the United Kingdom Government to the Turks and Caicos Government on the Club Meditteraneé projects.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
The constitutional relationship is described in full in a memorandum submitted to the Overseas Development Sub-Committee in November 1980 and published at pages 1–5 of the third report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 1980–81. There has been no change in the last two years.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government employ three legally qualified staff, three senior financial staff—excluding auditors—and no architectural staff.
Legal, financial and other technical aid is available as necessary from the United Kingdom Government to the Turks and Caicos Government on the Club Med project. It has been agreed in particular that such aid will be available in the event of arbitration proceedings.