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British Indian Ocean Territory: Angling

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was received through the sale of fishing licences in the British Indian Ocean Territory in the last five years. (245419)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend, the then Minister of State, Geoff Hoon, gave on 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1415W for the income received in the years 2003-06 from fisheries in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Since then, income from fisheries has been as follows:

£

2006-07

824,948

2007-08

1,078,649

2008-09 (to date)

730,206