HC Deb 08 May 1962 vol 659 cc190-1
12. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what further developments have taken place in respect of the future administrative position of, and economic assistance to, the smaller British West Indian islands.

Mr. Maudling

I would refer the hon. Member to my replies to his Question on the 15th February and to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Surbiton (Mr. Fisher) on the 16th April. We shall be discussing the future of these islands at the conference which opens at Marlborough House tomorrow.

Mr. Sorensen

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a certain amount of disquiet? Cannot something be done to indicate the direction in which the Government want this to lead?

Mr. Maudling

That is the purpose of the conference.

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