"I work for the Cayman islands government in London not for the UK Government in Cayman." Lord Blencathra, 5th of April 2012
"The FCO told the Bureau in April, following our investigation, that it had played ‘no role’ in the appointment.
However correspondence released under Freedom of Information shows the Minister for Overseas Territories, Henry Bellingham, approved Lord Bencathra taking the job despite looking at the potential for conflicts of interest arising from his role in the House of Lords." The Bureau Investigates, 2nd of October 2012