HC Deb 20 December 1960 vol 632 cc1061-2
40. Mr. Wall

asked the Prime Minister whether he has yet received a report from the Commonwealth Study Group about the problems of future Commonwealth membership by the smaller colonial dependencies.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

Yes, Sir. The Study Group has submitted its report to the Governments of all the member countries of the Commonwealth.

Mr. Wall

Is it my right hon. Friend's view that as the smaller dependencies move towards independence they should be accepted as full members of the Commonwealth, or has he in mind some form of regionalisation of the Commonwealth?

The Prime Minister

This is a report confidentially prepared for the next meeting of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers. I prefer not to say anything more about it until that meeting has taken place.