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Ilois: Finance

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 67088, tabled on 1 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the 10 year £40 million Chagossian Support Package, announced by the Government on 16 November 2016 has been spent in total; and how much of that funding has been spent on (a) Chagossian heritage visits, (b) in the UK, (c) in Mauritius, (d) in Seychelles and (e) elsewhere.

Answered on

9 November 2021

To date the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and previously the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have spent a total of £810,324.59 of the Chagossian Support Package announced by the Government on 16 November 2016. This total is made up of £571,073.52 on Heritage Visits to the British Indian Ocean Territory, £176,334.65 on projects in the UK and £62,916.42 on projects in Mauritius.