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The APPG wrote to FCO Minister Kim Howells about the Westminster Hall Debate on Extraordinary Rendition, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) Report into Rendition, and the need for legislation.

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The APPG receives a reply from the Foreign Office (FCO), following its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for a copy of the minutes of the 2007 US/UK Political Military Talks held in Washington on 12 and 13 September 2007. It was during these talks that assurances on the use of the military facility at Diego Garcia were most recently given, according to answers from FCO Minister Dr Kim Howells MP.  The request was rejected.  The APPG appealed against this decision, and has now made a complaint to the Information Commissioner.

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The APPG receives a reply from Foreign Office (FCO) Minister Kim Howells, to its letter on the Westminster Hall Debate on Extraordinary Rendition

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The APPG writes to Foreign Secretary David Miliband about his Rendition Statement of 3 July 2008, in which he published a list of flights sent to the US for specific assurances that they did not have detainees onboard at the time of their transit through UK airspace.  The letter addresses the substance of the renewed assurances provided by the US in this regard, specific flights apparently omitted from the list, and more generally the effectiveness of the measures taken by the FCO on this issue.

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The APPG receives a letter from Foreign Secretary David Miliband following his Statement on Rendition on 3 July 2008, in reply to Andrew Tyrie's letter of 19 May 2008.  The letter sets out the information passed to the FCO by the US Government on the treatment of the two detainees rendered through Diego Garcia, and confirms that the UK Government has not conducted an exhaustive analysis of US interrogation techniques.

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The APPG receives a reply from the Foreign Secretary about FCO policy on Diego Garcia and the alleged use of UK airspace for 'rendition circuits', following the APPG's letter of 22 April 2008.

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Andrew Tyrie writes to the Foreign Secretary about the US classification of some detainees as 'high value' and assurances received by the FCO as regards this categorisation, in relation to the two people rendered through Diego Garcia.

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Andrew Tyrie wrote to the Foreign Secretary to make a number of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  This follows the Foreign Office (FCO) refusal of an earlier request made on 17 March 2008.

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The APPG wrote to Foreign Secretary David Miliband, in response to his letter of 18 March 2008, and his letter to the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), about the FCO's policy on renditions through Diego Garcia.

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The Foreign Office (FCO) replies to the APPG's information requests of 17 March 2008, withholding the information on cost limit grounds.