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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Volume 602: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Chagos Islands

The following is an extract from the speech of the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) in the debate on the Chagos Islands in Westminster Hall on 28 October 2015.

The consultation that ended yesterday was well received. More than 700 written responses have been received, and officials met more than 500 Chagossians in their own communities in the UK, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Switzerland, France and as far afield as Tasmania.

[Official Report, 28 October 2015, Vol. 601, c. 195WH.]

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the debate on the Chagos Islands on 28 October 2015.

The correct response should have been:

The consultation that ended yesterday was well received. More than 700 written responses have been received from as far afield as Switzerland, France and Tasmania, and officials met more than 500 Chagossians in their own communities in the UK, the Seychelles and Mauritius.