HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 c2168
11. Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement about the constitutional conference on Barbados.

Mr. Frederick Lee

The conference is still in progress. I hope to be able to make a statement next week.

Mr. Fisher

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he favours elections before independence or after independence, bearing in mind that elections are due very shortly in the Colony anyway, as he knows, and that this is a very controversial point both in Barbados at present and, I understand, at his own constitutional conference?

Mr. Lee

It is a point which has not escaped the attention of delegates at the conference. I would not at this stage like to add anything which might make the conference more difficult to pursue.

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