This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The Government published a White Paper on the Overseas Territories on the 28 June 2012, setting out its overall approach to the Overseas Territories.
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The Overseas Territories are very diverse; with thousands of small islands, vast areas of ocean, but also in Antarctica, land six times the size of the United Kingdom. They include one of the world’s richest communities, in Bermuda; the most remote community, in Tristan da Cunha and one of the smallest, with only 54 people living on Pitcairn Island. The total population of the territories is roughly a quarter of a million. The Government published a White Paper on the Overseas Territories on the 28 June 2012, setting out its overall approach. You can read the White Paper by downloading the complete document here.