HC Deb 03 March 1966 vol 725 cc341-2W
62. Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what definition she makes of the width of territorial waters surrounding the islands of Gan, Aldabra, Farquhar Desroches, Diego Garcia, and the Chagos Archipelago.

Mrs. White

Gan is part of the Mal-dive Islands, an independent State. For the other islands the answer is three sea miles, measured from baselines drawn in accordance with the Geneva Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone.

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