Chagos Islands: Diego Garcia

House of Lords written question – answered on 18 July 2007.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Deputy Chairman (Field Campaigning and Opinion Research), The Conservative Party

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is now, or has ever been, a Central Intelligence Agency detention centre at Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory; and whether any terrorist suspects have been taken to Diego Garcia on rendition flights.

Photo of Lord Malloch-Brown Lord Malloch-Brown Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN)

The US authorities have repeatedly given us assurances that no terrorist suspects have been, or are being, held on Diego Garcia, or at any time have passed in transit through Diego Garcia or its territorial waters or airspace.

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