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On 18th June, 2012, four committee members of PISG UK attended a reception in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Westminster, London. This was at the invitation of Andrew Rosindell MP, chairman of the British Overseas Territories APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group), and took place in the magnificent state rooms, Speaker’s House. After an introduction by Andrew Rosindell MP other speakers included Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, H.E. Ruth Elizabeth Rouse, High Commissioner for Grenada, Kedell Worboys, Chair of UK Overseas Territories Association (Representative for St Helena), and Stuart Trought, President of the States of Alderney. Response came from Henry Bellingham MP, Minister for Overseas Territories and the Loyal Toast was given by The Rt. Hon. Baroness D’Souza.

The photographs, taken at the reception, show: the four PISG Members; Paul Burnett shaking hands with Mr Starbuck Coleman, clerk of the Overseas Territories APPG; and in the third photograph, John Bercow cutting the cake, with Andrew Rosindell (left) and Baroness D’Souza (right) looking on.

Graham Ford