Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory) APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To help bring about a resolution of the issues concerning the future of the Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory) and the Chagossians.

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Recent Documents related to Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory)

1. FOI release: Resettlement of Chagos archipelago
07/09/2018 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: POLICY REVIEW OF RESETTLEMENT OF THE BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY (BIOT) OFFICIAL_SENSITIVE x

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with A or B)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: British Indian Ocean Territory This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment

3. Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory)
28/09/2017 - APPGs

Found: concerning the future of the Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory) and the Chagossians.

4. UK Chagos Support Association - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: so that anyone of Chagossian descent can access British citizenship  Our reason for submitting evidence: 2

5. Bill 150 2017-19 (as introduced)
09/03/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: 57/1British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) BillCONTENTS1Acquisition of British over seas territory citizenship

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Recent Speeches related to Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory)

1. Chagos Islands: UN General Assembly Resolution
03/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: General Assembly resolution on the future of the Chagos Islands.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: (Catherine West), about the dignity of the people of the Chagos islands. I am sure that my hon. Friend will come - Speech Link
3: this—to“withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago unconditionally within a period of - Speech Link

2. British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship)
16/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: individuals born in the British Indian Ocean Territory to register as British overseas territories citizens; - Speech Link

3. Chagos Archipelago
26/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: carefully. The defence facilities in the British Indian Ocean Territory help to protect people in Britain and - Speech Link
2: the Chagossians were removed from the British Indian Ocean Territory in the late 1960s and early 1970s. - Speech Link
3: there are other considerations. The British Indian Ocean Territory is still needed for defence and security - Speech Link

4. Chagos Islands
17/11/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: islands of the Chagos archipelago have been British territory since 1814, when they were ceded to Britain - Speech Link
2: resettlement? Does he not realise that they are British subjects who are entitled to the same rights, freedoms - Speech Link

5. British Indian Ocean Territory and the Chagos Islands
25/10/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: considered Government policy on the British Indian Ocean Territory and Chagos Islands.It is a pleasure - Speech Link
2: absolutely to the point. As a former Minister for the British overseas territories, my hon. Friend knows only - Speech Link
3: Majesty’s Government argue that the people of the British overseas territories of Gibraltar or the Falkland - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory)
1. British Indian Ocean Territory
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
20/04/2021
... what plans he has to hold discussions with the Government of Mauritius on the future of the Chagos Islands.

2. British Indian Ocean Territory
asked by: Daniel Kawczynski
06/07/2021
... whether he has made representations to the High Commissioner for Mauritius on the statements made by the Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth in October 2020 that the British are hypocrites and champions of double talk in respect of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

3. British Indian Ocean Territory
asked by: Daniel Kawczynski
15/07/2021
... (b) ceding to Mauritius and (c) ceding to the Maldives.

4. British Indian Ocean Territory
asked by: Patrick Grady
08/09/2021
... whether the UK's 1965 undertaking referred to in that answer and which was found to be legally binding by the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in its Dispositif of 18 March 2015 was to return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius rather than to cede sovereignty.

5. British Indian Ocean Territory
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
18/06/2019
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the cancellation of the Queen's birthday party in Mauritius on 4 June 2019 on the negotiation of a settlement over Chagos and the Chagossians with Mauritius.

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10 Current APPG Officers
Jeremy Corbyn Portrait
Jeremy Corbyn
President
Independent - Islington North
Joined: 28th September 2017
2 APPG Memberships
West Papua , Western Sahara
Baroness Whitaker Portrait
Baroness Whitaker
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Ramsbotham Portrait
Lord Ramsbotham
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Ludford Portrait
Baroness Ludford
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8475.

Email: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

David Snoxell

Email: drsnoxell@gmail.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory) APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory) APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Steel of Aikwood Portrait
Lord Steel of Aikwood
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 27 March 2020
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships