HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 c57W
4. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in his discussions on the proposed expansion of the base at Diego Garcia; and if he will ensure that any agreement does not conflict with his present policy on arms limitation in the Indian Ocean.

Mr. William Rodgers

A formal agreement for a relatively modest expansion of the existing facilities will be concluded in due course. We shall naturally ensure that this accords with our policy on arms limitation in the area.