HL Deb 19 February 2003 vol 644 c173WA
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the outcome of the informal talks with representatives of the Cayman Islands in Lancaster House on 9 to 11 December 2002. [HL16841

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos)

We invited representatives of both government and opposition parties in the Cayman Islands to informal talks in Lancaster House, on 9–11 December to discuss the report of the Cayman Islands Constitutional Review Commission and associated documents. At the conclusion of that meeting, we undertook to prepare a revised draft constitution for further public consultation and discussion in the Cayman Islands. This has now been done and papers forwarded to the governor.

Copies of the proposed draft constitution and related draft Orders in Council together with the text of the governor's press release have been placed in the Library of the House.