The relationship between the UK and crown dependencies needs to be clarified, according to a report by the UK's Justice Committee. It investigated the relationship and its administration, which is carried out by the Ministry of Justice. The report said it supported the unique constitutional position and independence of the three dependencies; Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. However, it said more needed to be done to foster mutual understanding.
Tony Brown, the Isle of Man Chief Minister, said: "It is particularly helpful that the committee stated, in strong terms, that the UK Government has a duty to represent our interests on the international stage, even when our interests are not the same."