HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c146W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the numbers of native Chagossians at present in exile due to the existence on the Chagos Archipelago of a USA military base. [28829]

Mr. Fatchett

According to our records approximately 1,200 'Ilois' left the British Indian Ocean Territory for Mauritius, and a 'handful' for the Seychelles, between 1965 and 1973. We do not know how many are still alive.