MPs will debate Government policy on 'Economies of UK islands' on Wednesday 9 May 2018 in Westminster Hall at 9.30am. The debate will be led by Alan Mak MP

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This briefing presents some information on the economies of UK islands. After presenting the islands and statistics included in this briefing and then a discussion on the economic issues facing islands, information is provided on: population; income; people claiming unemployment benefits; broadband connectivity; commuter flows; ferry statistics; and the Coastal Communities Fund.

The scope of this briefing encompasses islands of the UK only. It therefore does not include information on UK Crown Dependencies nor UK Overseas Territories.

  • Commons Debate Pack CDP-2018-0112
  • Authors: Carl Baker, Daniel Harari, Feargal McGuinness, Jennifer Brown, Matthew Ward, Oliver Hawkins, Richard Cracknell
  • Topics: Economic policy

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