HL Deb 15 December 1983 vol 446 cc384-5WA
Lord Auckland

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether a reply has been given to a proposal put forward to lease Henderson Island in the Pitcairn group.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Young)

We have decided, after careful consideration of the proposals put forward by Mr. Ratliff for the lease of Henderson Island, that on administrative and environmental grounds we are unable to accept his proposals.