Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory) APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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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. 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

5. 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

Latest Documents
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 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

4. 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

5. Chagos Islands
17/11/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: in another place on the Chagos Islands and the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Answer was as follows:“The - Speech Link
2: denial of the human rights of the people of the Chagos Islands. Their hopes were raised with the publication - 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: 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.

3. British Indian Ocean Territory
asked by: Patrick Grady
13/06/2019
... what assessment he has made of the merits of the statement by the Prime Minister of Mauritius at the UN general Assembly on 22 May 2019 that the eviction of the population of the Chagos Islands by the UK Government was akin to a crime against humanity.

4. British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
22/06/2020
... when they expect to receive it.

5. British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
30/11/2020
... which found that resettlement "is an issue relating to the protection of the human rights of those concerned which should be addressed by the General Assembly during the completion of the decolonization of Mauritius".

Latest Questions
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
2 APPG Memberships
British Jews , Extraordinary Rendition
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