British Indian Ocean Territory

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 November (WA 151-2), which department or body issues the permit to allow access to the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

Permits for access to the British Indian Ocean Territory (RIOT) may be issued by members of the BIOT administration, based in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, and by BIOT immigration officers in the Territory appointed by the BIOT commissioner.

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