§ Jeremy Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the environmental impact assessment study of the Chagos Islands to be completed and published. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him by the then Minister of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Vaz), on 23 April 2001,Official Report, column 124W. Phase 2 studies, which will include general but not specific environmental impact assessments, are expected to be completed within a year.