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Diego Garcia: USA

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 44262, tabled on 2 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has refused any request for a US administration flight to land on Diego Garcia.

Answered on

12 September 2016

Use of the defence facility in Diego Garcia is governed by the Exchange of Notes between the UK and US, which places treaty obligations on both parties. No request for a US administration flight has been refused under existing procedures.