§ Mr. Ian Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Mauritian Government 598W have yet been able to respond to British proposals for the resettlement of exiles from Diego Garcia.
§ Mr. Rowlands
Yes. As a first step towards the implementation of the Report submitted last year by Mr. Prosser, Adviser on Social Development at the Ministry of Overseas Development, the Mauritius Government have set up a Committee of all interested parties, including the former residents of Diego Garcia, under the chairmanship of the Secretary to the Mauritian Cabinet. This Committee has met several times. One of the matters it is currently considering is the provision of new housing.