British Indian Ocean Territory

Defence written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the future of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Secretary of State for Defence, my right hon. Friend Mr Hammond, has not had any recent discussions on the future of the British Indian Ocean Territory, but he and other Defence Ministers have regular discussions with their US counterparts about a range of subjects which are of interest to both our mutual defence and security interests.

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