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Hundreds of Britons still in Libya

Hundreds of British citizens remain in Libya, the Foreign Office has said.

The Government estimated 220 UK nationals were in the country, with 100 telling officials they wanted to stay.

Another 70 said they might choose to leave "at some point".

The Government did not explain whether the other 50 Britons wanted to stay or flee.

But Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said: "We continue to work with those who have contacted us for help in order to identify options for them to leave Libya."

The Foreign Office spent more than £1.8 million on charter flights rescuing Britons from Libya over six days last month.

Some charter companies have yet to file invoices, so the total is certain to rise.

Mr Burt revealed the situation in a written Parliamentary answer to Romford Tory MP Andrew Rosindell.

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