HC Deb 11 March 2003 vol 401 cc157-8W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the financial arrangements are for the use of Diego Garcia by the United States; and what payments have been received in each year since 1997. [100893]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

The United States makes no payments to the UK in respect of the US defence facility in Diego Garcia. All costs incurred are borne by the United States.