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BIOT Resettlement Policy Review consultation

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In December 2012 the UK government announced its intention to review resettlement policy towards the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). The ongoing review takes into account a range of information, including an independent feasibility study of the practical costs and risks associated with potential resettlement of the Territory, alongside other options that respond to Chagossian aspirations. In March 2015, Ministers of the UK Government agreed that further work was required to clarify a number of uncertainties in this area. A public consultation took place between 4 August 2015 and 27 October 2015 to help address those uncertainties. We are today publishing a summary of the feedback received in response to that consultation. Ministers of the UK Government continue to consider the results, with a view to taking decisions on the way ahead soon.

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Summary

In December 2012 the UK government announced its intention to review resettlement policy towards the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). The ongoing review is taking into account a range of information, including an independent feasibility study of the practical costs and risks associated with potential resettlement of the Territory, alongside other options that could respond to Chagossian aspirations. In March 2015, Ministers of the UK Government agreed that further work was required to clarify a number of uncertainties in this area. Work is now underway to do so, including exploration of the potential costs and liabilities of, and likely demand for, resettlement. This further work will help inform future decisions on the way ahead.

Documents

BIOT Review of Review of Resettlement Consultation Document

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BIOT Review of Resettlement Consultation Document - French Version

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BIOT Review of Resettlement Consultation - Annex A Questionnaire

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BIOT Review of Resettlement Consultation - Annex A Questionnaire French version

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Consultation description

As part of this further work, the UK government is seeking the views of Chagossians and other interested parties. This consultation will run from 4 August to 27 October 2015, and views are being sought about the issues set out in the relevant documents below. These documents have been sent to members of the Chagossian community in the UK and overseas, relevant governments in the region and other interested parties including NGOs and Parliamentarians. The UK government welcomes views by 27 October 2015 which can be submitted at BIOT.FeasibilityStudy@fco.gov.uk.