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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the statement by the Prime Minister of Mauritius at the UN general Assembly on 22 May 2019 that the eviction of the population of the Chagos Islands by the UK Government was akin to a crime against humanity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 262406 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not accept this characterisation of events. Mauritius has not previously described matters in this way. Nor has this description been used by either the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its Advisory Opinion, or the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Tribunal members in the Award in respect of the circumstances of the removal of Chagossians.</p><p>The UK has expressed sincere regret about the manner in which Chagossians were removed from British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) in the 1960s and 1970s.</p><p>The Government has committed £40 million for Chagossians who are now living elsewhere – to provide employment support, English language training and projects to help preserve their heritage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:10:47.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:10:47.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1131098
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the cancellation of the Queen's birthday party in Mauritius on 4 June 2019 on the negotiation of a settlement over Chagos and the Chagossians with Mauritius. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 262274 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Queen's Birthday Parties are a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday. They are an opportunity to celebrate the relationships between the UK and other countries. Coming so soon after the unjustified and incendiary remarks made about the UK by the Mauritian Prime Minister, it did not feel appropriate to hold one this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:46:51.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:46:51.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
765883
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the benefit of using multilateral forums to resolve disagreements with the Government of Mauritius about the Chagos Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 105948 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK is clear about its sovereignty of the Chagos Archipelago, which it administers as the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), and strongly rejects Mauritius' claim that the Territory is part of Mauritius. This is a bilateral issue and we are committed to resolving it through bilateral discussions. We are disappointed that the UN General Assembly has referred this bilateral issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for an Advisory Opinion. This is an inappropriate use of the ICJ Advisory Opinion mechanism and sets an unwelcome precedent for other bilateral issues. We will robustly defend our position at the ICJ.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:03:34.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:03:34.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
759302
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from those EU Member States who abstained in the vote on UN General Assembly Resolution 71/292 on their decision to abstain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 9906 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-19more like thismore than 2017-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The vote on the UN General Assembly Resolution 71/292 was a disappointing outcome. Sovereignty of the British Indian Ocean Territory is clearly a matter for the UK and Mauritius to resolve ourselves. Taking this bilateral issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) through the General Assembly is an inappropriate use of the ICJ mechanism. This is reflected in the fact that over half of General Assembly members did not vote in favour of the resolution. We will continue to work with EU and other partners in order to present the UK's position effectively at the International Court of Justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
9907 more like this
9933 more like this
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less than 2017-09-19T13:58:07.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-19T13:58:07.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
759326
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Governments of those EU member states who abstained in the vote on UN General Assembly Resolution 71/292 on their decision to abstain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 9933 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-19more like thismore than 2017-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The vote on the UN General Assembly Resolution 71/292 was a disappointing outcome. Sovereignty of the British Indian Ocean Territory is clearly a matter for the UK and Mauritius to resolve ourselves. Taking this bilateral issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) through the General Assembly is an inappropriate use of the ICJ mechanism. This is reflected in the fact that over half of General Assembly members did not vote in favour of the resolution. We will continue to work with EU and other partners in order to present the UK's position effectively at the International Court of Justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
9906 more like this
9907 more like this
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less than 2017-09-19T13:58:07.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-19T13:58:07.42Z
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343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
759337
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made on the ability of the Government to gain support at the UN from EU member states for its position on the Chagos Islands of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 9728 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-19more like thismore than 2017-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The vote on the UN General Assembly Resolution 71/292 was a disappointing outcome. Sovereignty of the British Indian Ocean Territory is clearly a matter for the UK and Mauritius to resolve ourselves. Taking this bilateral issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) through the General Assembly is an inappropriate use of the ICJ mechanism. This is reflected in the fact that over half of General Assembly members did not vote in favour of the resolution. We will continue to work with EU and other partners in order to present the UK's position effectively at the International Court of Justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-09-19T13:55:14.693Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-19T13:55:14.693Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
732661
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Minister has responsibility for the Chagos Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 1125 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN has lead responsibility for the British Indian Ocean Territory.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T15:12:34.287Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:12:34.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
706323
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 1976 UK–US Exchange of Notes concerning the British Indian Ocean Territories allows free use of the airfield and anchorage on Diego Garcia for aircraft and ships owned or operated by them, or on their behalf; and if so, whether they could charter civilian aircraft to transport Chagossians on (1) visits to, or (2) work opportunities in, the Chagos Islands. more like this
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Lord Ramsbotham more like this
star this property uin HL5702 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Ships and aircraft owned or operated by or on behalf of the Governments of the United Kingdom and United States may freely use the anchorage and airfield on Diego Garcia. A civilian aircraft chartered by Her Majesty's Government would fall within this scope. Under the Exchange of Notes, routine access to Diego Garcia is restricted to: members of the Forces of the United Kingdom and of the United States; the Commissioner and public officials in the service of the British Indian Ocean Territory; representatives of the Governments of both countries; and, subject to normal immigration requirements, contractor personnel. Access for any other person, ship or aircraft requires prior consultation between the appropriate administrative authorities of the two Governments.</p><p>The facilities on Diego Garcia are intended for military use and it is unlikely that approval would be granted under the Exchange of Notes for a charter aircraft carrying visitors to land. Any Chagossians who were successful in securing employment on Diego Garcia with the US contractor would be transported in the same manner as all other employees after the completion of security checks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T17:12:01.77Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T17:12:01.77Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3744
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
620922
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unstar this property date less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what opportunities the Government will provide to Parliament to scrutinise the implementation of article 11 of the 1967 Exchange of Notes number 8737 between the UK and the US on the British Indian Ocean territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 50169 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-28more like thismore than 2016-10-28
star this property answer text <p>​I refer my Hon. Friend to my answer of 7 September 2016 (PQ 44535). The Government will inform Parliament on whether either party has given 'notice of termination to the other' in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-28T12:18:20.873Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-28T12:18:20.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
620923
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the provisions of part two of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 will apply to the extension of the agreement between the US and the UK outlined in article 11 of the 1967 Exchange of Notes number 8737 on the availability for defence purposes of the British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 50170 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-28more like thismore than 2016-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The provisions of Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 providing for treaties to be laid before Parliament before ratification do not apply to a treaty which has been presented to Parliament by command of Her Majesty before section 20 of the Act came into force. The Exchange of Notes concerning the Availability for Defence Purposes of the British Indian Ocean Territory was presented to Parliament in April 1967 as Command Paper 3231 in Treaty Series No.15.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-28T12:21:04.84Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-28T12:21:04.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this