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Aviation: Diego Garcia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Tyrie Andrew Tyrie Chair, Treasury Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the reasons were for his Department's decision to withhold Diego Garcia flight records that were granted by EuroControl in June 2014.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

A request for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 was declined by the Department for Transport on the grounds that disclosure would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State under section 27(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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