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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to comply with UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/73/295 of 22 May 2019 which demands that the UK withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago by 22 November 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady remove filter
uin 3626 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>We remain disappointed that this matter was referred to the International Court of Justice and the UN General Assembly. We have no doubt about our sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean Territory, which has been under continuous British sovereignty since 1814. Mauritius has never held sovereignty over the Archipelago and we do not recognise its claim. We have, however, made a longstanding commitment to cede sovereignty of the territory to Mauritius when it is no longer required for defence purposes. We stand by that commitment.​</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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answering member
4075
label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this