Chagos Islands

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:30 pm on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 5:30 pm, 28th October 2015

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I should let hon. Members know that I took on my new role only this morning, but I have long been familiar with the historic injustice done to the Chagos islanders. I defer to the expertise and passion of others, not least my hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition, the president of the all-party group, about whom my hon. Friend Kate Hoey spoke. I pay tribute to Dr Monaghan for his powerful, personal and thorough exposition of the appalling treatment of a people.