structure of government

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The Commissioner of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands in Stanley, Falkland Islands has responsibility for the running of this British Overseas Territory. Policy advice and guidance will come from the British Government via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London as shown on the diagram below. The Commissioner has full responsibility for the island. In matters of defence he will seek advice from commander British Forces Falkland Islands who in turn will seek his advice from the Ministry of Defence. The British Antarctic Survey Scientists at KEP South Georgia are funded by the South Georgia Government and the Foreign and Commonwealth office but looked after administratively by the British Antarctic Survey Headquarters in Cambridge. A schematic diagram of how South Georgia is governed is below.

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