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Diego Garcia

Volume 894: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further consultations he has had with the Governments of Mauritius, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia regarding the intentions of the United States Government to build a military establishment on Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory; and whether they have indicated their approval.

Our agreement to the relatively modest expansion of the facilities at Diego Garcia which the United States Government enjoy, jointly with us, under an existing agreement takes account of all the relevant factors, including the views of our Commonwealth colleagues in the area.