Ascension Island

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there have been any discussions with the government of the United States about that country contributing towards the running costs of Ascension Island.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

There have been no such discussions in recent years. The use of facilities on Ascension Island by the United States is governed by a series of diplomatic exchanges, including the Bahamas Agreement. These agreements contain no provision to charge the United States for its use of Ascension.

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