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Indian Ocean (British Bases)

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the future level of use of British bases in the Indian Ocean by the armed forces of the United States of America.

Any use in the future by the United States of British facilities in the Indian Ocean would depend upon the circumstances at the time and would be subject to the agreement of Her Majesty's Government and, where appropriate, the Government of the country concerned.