HC Deb 24 March 1964 vol 692 c231
13. Mr. B. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Commonwealth countries have established High Commissions in Fiji; and which countries they are.

Mr. Fisher

India and Australia have appointed representatives with the rank of Commissioner.

Mr. Harrison

Would my right hon. Friend see if he can persuade some of the other countries around the Pacific with interests in Fiji to have closer representation there, in view of the importance of the place to the Commonwealth?

Mr. Fisher

Yes, we were indeed very glad that the Australian Government decided to appoint a Commissioner and we warmly welcome it as an indication of Australian interest in the area. We should, of course, also very much welcome a similar appointment by New Zealand, but that is a matter for the New Zealand Government.

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