HC Deb 25 March 1976 vol 908 cc265-6W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken to secure the continuing co-operation of the Western allies with Gan and Mauritius on the withdrawal of the British presence.

Mr. Mason

The Defence Review decisions, including the withdrawals from the Indian Ocean are, were taken after consultation with our allies. We have agreed to the expansion of the United States facility in Diego Garcia, and our relations with Mauritius and Maldives remain close.

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