Ilois: Resettlement:Written question - 105674

Asked by Patrick Grady
(Glasgow North)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Ilois: Resettlement
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the evidential basis was for the calculation of the sum of the £92.4 million security costs for resettlement of Chagossians in Diego Garcia set out in his Department's consultation document of 4 August 2015; and whether his Department calculated the cost of employing a similar number of Chagossians as contract personnel.
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 16 October 2017

Security related estimates were based on comparable military facilities in similarly remote locations. The consultation document made clear that these estimates would need to be refined following a detailed assessment. As set out in the Exchange of Notes with the United States concerning the British Indian Ocean Territory, the employment of contract personnel on Diego Garcia is the responsibility of the United States.

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