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British Indian Ocean Territories

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 5 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress they have made in helping the British Indian Ocean Territories ensure it has the legislation, institutional capacity and mechanisms it needs to meet international obligations. [HL3590]

The UK is responsible for ensuring that all the overseas territories act in accordance with the UK's international obligations. In implementing any such obligations that apply to the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Government take care to ensure that necessary measures are in place to ensure full compliance.