HL Deb 24 June 1999 vol 602 c108WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether international law deals with the possibility of islands disappearing below the surface of the sea in the context of the extent of territorial waters and/or exclusive economic zones and, if so, how. [HL3073]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

International law would govern this matter, but such cases are rare, and its effect would depend on the particular circumstances.