Diego Garcia: USA

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th July 2018.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2018 to Question 159643 on Diego Garcia, what assessment was made of the level of risk of explosives from US Navy ships in the anchorage at Diego Garcia in relation to his Department's Policy Review of Resettlement in BIOT by the Chagossians; and whether KPMG was made aware of the potential risks during that company's feasibility study.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The risk of explosives is regularly assessed by military personnel in line with standard operating procedure given the close proximity of the base and personnel in Diego Garcia. As a stakeholder in the FCO Policy Review of Chagossian resettlement in BIOT, into which the KPMG feasibility study fed, the MoD was consulted.

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