Correspondence between Foreign Office Ministers and Officals at KPMG Chagos Resettlement Study Team

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Please release:

[A]: All correspondence between FCO Ministers, FCO officials, the British Indian Ocean Territory administration and the KPMG team commissioned to carry out the recently completed feasibility study into the potential for Chagossian resettlement of the Chagos Islands since the commission of said study.

[B]: All correspondence between FCO Ministers, FCO officials, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration and any other relevant public or private body which relates Chagossian resettlement of the Chagos Islands. (since 2010).

Yours faithfully,

Stefan Donnelly

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Donnelly,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 04 February 2015 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following the date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
FCO

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Donnelly,

 

Thank you for your e-mail 4 February enclosing a Freedom of Information
request for Correspondence between Foreign Office Ministers and Officials
at KPMG Chagos Resettlement Study Team, which has been passed to me for
response.  You have specifically asked for:

 

[A]: All correspondence between FCO Ministers, FCO officials, the British
Indian Ocean Territory administration and the KPMG team commissioned to
carry out the recently completed feasibility study into the potential for
Chagossian resettlement of the Chagos Islands since the commission of said
study.

 

[B]: All correspondence between FCO Ministers, FCO officials, the British
Indian Ocean Territory Administration and any other relevant public or
private body which relates Chagossian resettlement of the Chagos Islands.
(since 2010).

 

Your request is widely-framed in that it asks for a substantial volume of
information relating to Chagossian resettlement and as such, the amount of
time required to review and prepare the information for disclosure is
likely to impose a grossly oppressive burden on the FCO.  It would
therefore be very helpful if you could specify the type of information you
are seeking in relation to Chagossian resettlement.  We will then consider
whether we can provide the information requested within the appropriate
cost limit.  This would of course be subject to the consideration of
whether any of the other exemptions under the FOI Act apply. 

 

I would be grateful for a reply by 12 February please.

 

Many thanks

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sheetal Davda

 

Sheetal Davda (part time Mon-Thurs) |British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)
Feasibility Study| Falklands and Southern Oceans Department| Room 2/132
Old Admiralty Building| Foreign and Commonwealth Office| London SW1A 2PA|

 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 008 2877| * [1][email address] | www.gov.uk/fco

 

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

In order to narrow the question, please provide correspondence between Foreign Office officials, ministers and the KPMG feasibility study team regarding the potential cost of Chagossian resettlement.

Yours faithfully,

Stefan Donnelly

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

I am back at work on Mon 16 February. If your query is urgent, please try
my colleague Tom Moody   (Tom. [email address]) on 0207 008 1500.  Thank
you.

 

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Dear Mr Donnelly,

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI Request on correspondence on
the potential cost of Chagossian resettlement.

 

Kind Regards

FOI and DPA Team

 

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Dear Mr Donnelly,
 
Please find attached a reply and accompanying digest in response to your
request below.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Sheetal Davda
 
Sheetal Davda (part time Mon-Thurs) |British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)
Feasibility Study| Falklands and Southern Oceans Department| Foreign and
Commonwealth Office| London SW1A 2PA| [1]www.gov.uk/fco
 
 

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