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Ilois: Resettlement

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 1042, tabled on 26 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he or a Minister of his Department intends to meet representatives from the Chagos community to discuss (a) their campaign to return to and (b) the vote in the UN on the legal status of the Chagos Islands.

Answered on

29 June 2017

The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns met representatives from the Chagos Refugees Group on 15 September. FCO officials continue to regularly meet members of the Chagossian community in the UK and overseas. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon holds the lead responsibility for British Indian Ocean Territory and looks forward to meeting with Chagossian representatives in the near future.

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