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Diego Garcia

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 213232, tabled on 4 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the United States requested permission to use the UK detention facility on Diego Garcia between 2001 and 2009.

Answered on

7 November 2014

The UK detention facility on Diego Garcia, commonly referred to as a reception centre, did not open until late 2007. There is no information to suggest that the US requested permission to use it during the period about which my honourable friend asks.

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