Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Diego Garcia: Military Bases

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the contribution made by the Diego Garcia military base towards US and UK operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State

​The joint United Kingdom-US defence facility on BIOT contributes significantly to global security. In a region facing growing threats from state and non-state actors, the strategic location of BIOT enables the US and the United Kingdom to better some of the most challenging threats in modern times.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.