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Diego Garcia

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings have been held with representatives of the people of Diego Garcia; if there are plans to allow full resettlement of the island; and if he will make a statement.

The commissioner for the British Indian ocean territory, who was in Mauritius for other purposes, saw a delegation of former plantation workers from the Chagos Islands at their request on 20 September. Those concerned are increasingly integrated into the Mauritian community. There are no plans for resettlement of the islands.