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Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 10th June 2014.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department is making on ensuring that a British-led team of experts carries out a scientific assessment of discharges by US vessels in the Diego Garcia lagoon in the British Indian Overseas Territory.

Photo of Mark Simmonds Mark Simmonds The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The joint UK-US study of the lagoon water and its coral, which began in January 2014, is well under way and due to conclude this summer, as planned.

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