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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans (12 Jul 2021)

Nigel Adams: We are not aware of any maritime boundary or rights disputes the UK or its Overseas Territories have engaged directly or indirectly in the last five years aside from the UK’s commitment to working with Mauritius to explore all aspects of its interests in relation to the British Indian Ocean Territory’s (BIOT) Marine Protected Area (MPA) and implementation of the 2015 United Nations...

Human Rights in Hong Kong — [Ms Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] (9 Jun 2021)

Alexander Stafford: ...responsible for Hong Kong’s fate. We have a singular and enduring responsibility toward the people of Hong Kong as a former ruling power and the guarantor of the freedoms secured in the Sino-British joint declaration. Regrettably, we have not covered ourselves in glory in that role. There are no other examples of a leading democracy handing over a free society to an authoritarian regime...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid: British Indian Ocean Territory (20 Apr 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs,, what steps he is taking to help ensure that all Chagossians living in the UK are able to access support provided by the Government's Chagossian Support Package announced in November 2016.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid: British Indian Ocean Territory (20 Apr 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the £40 million Chagossian Support Package announced by the Government in November 2016 remains unspent.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid (13 Apr 2021)

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Chagossians have been supported through funding from the UK Government Chagossian Support Package in each year since 2016.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid (13 Apr 2021)

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding was allocated for the UK Government Chagossian Support Package since 2016.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid (13 Apr 2021)

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which geographical areas by (a) Council or (b) Devolved Administration have received funding for projects from the UK Government Chagossian Support Package since 2016.

Integrated Review (16 Mar 2021)

Boris Johnson: I thank my right hon. Friend. He is quite right because this integrated review supports our overseas territories and our Crown dependencies, and our armed forces will continue to deter challenges to Gibraltar. We will maintain a permanent presence on the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and the British Indian ocean territories. We will use our increased maritime presence around the world to...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 26 (11 Mar 2021)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...by his view, and I agree with him. I have written extensively and admiringly about the first Earl of Minto—a significant but forgotten governor-general of India in Napoleonic times. He oversaw overseas operations in 1811, he drove the French out of the Indian Ocean at Martinique and Reunion and captured Java from the Dutch at the Battle of Cornelis. He could boast to Spencer Perceval,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: India (23 Feb 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with (a) her Indian counterpart and (b) representatives of Indian businesses on strengthening business, trade and investment relationships with (i) the British Overseas Territories and (ii) Gibraltar.

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2021 - Motion to Approve (11 Feb 2021)

Lord Rogan: ...of our Armed Forces remain out front and in harm’s way across many different settings. Last summer, in an interesting blog on his website, the Minister for Defence listed five examples of ongoing overseas operations involving UK military personnel. As the noble Baroness, Lady Goldie, alluded to, they included the Royal Navy ships stationed in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean; UK forces from...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: British Indian Ocean Territory: Navy (8 Feb 2021)

James Heappey: ...the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea formed to deal with the Dispute concerning delimitation of a maritime boundary claimed by Mauritius to exist between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The UK is not a party to these proceedings, which can have no effect for the UK or for maritime delimitation between the UK (in respect of the British Indian Ocean Territory) and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (18 Dec 2020)

James Heappey: The requested information is provided in the following table: Intake of UK Regulars, British Overseas Territory Citizens, for the last five Financial Years (FY) FY 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Intake ~ 10 10 10 ~ Notes: UK Regulars comprise Full time Service personnel, including Nursing Services, but excluding Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) personnel, Gurkhas,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid (17 Nov 2020)

Alan Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish details of the expenditure from the Chagossian Support Package; and which projects that funding has supported to date.

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Committee: Amendment 2 (27 Oct 2020)

Lord Randall of Uxbridge: My Lords, I make no apology for returning to the subject which I raised at Second Reading: the injustice of frozen UK pensions overseas. First, I thank my noble friend the Minister for kindly arranging a meeting with me and some of her officials. I am grateful to her for listening so intently. I understand that she is unlikely to be able to accede to my request in this debate. This amendment...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: British Indian Ocean Territory: English Language (20 Jul 2020)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2020 to Question 69595, on British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid, how many Chagossians in Mauritius have participated in English Language Training to date.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: British Indian Ocean Territory: English Language (20 Jul 2020)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2020 to Question 69595, on British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of English Language Training on the livelihoods of Chagossians in Mauritius.

Written Answers — Home Office: Ilois: Right of Abode (14 Jul 2020)

Kevin Foster: Chagossians born on the British Indian Ocean Territory are British Overseas Territories Citizens, and also automatically became British citizens under the British Overseas Territories Act 2002. These individuals therefore already have the right of abode in the United Kingdom. Under current British nationality law, citizenship is normally only passed on to one generation born abroad. British...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid (9 Jul 2020)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has been responsible for expenditure from the £40 million Chagossian support package announced in November 2016.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: British Indian Ocean Territory: Overseas Aid (9 Jul 2020)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much expenditure from the £40 million Chagossian support package announced in November 2016 has been counted as Official Development Assitance in each financial year in which that expenditure occurred.


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