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British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Costs

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 3792, tabled on 10 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's freedom of information case FOI2007-15 on legal costs and Chagos Islands, what additional cost to the public purse has been incurred in the Bancoult, Chagos Refugee Group and Chagos Islanders case since 4 February 2015.

Answered on

20 July 2017

Since 1 January 2015, the Government Legal Department has raised invoices in the sum of £128,113 in respect of litigation brought by Chagossian interest groups in relation to the British Indian Ocean Territory.

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