Zac Goldsmith – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Zac Goldsmith on 2016-06-14.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department’s five-year strategy and vision statement objectives are for (a) South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and (b) Ascension Island.

James Duddridge

A new five year Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, Strategy 2016 – 2020, was published in November 2015. The Strategy brings together HMG and the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands’ objectives. The Strategy aspires to world-class environmental management underpinned by the highest standards of governance, and sets out five strategic objectives. A copy of the Strategy can be found at:


The FCO is currently working with the Ascension Island Government to identify the island’s infrastructure needs. This is the first step in identifying long-term requirements for Ascension.