HC Deb 06 March 1958 vol 583 cc151-2W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which Colonies and/or Protectorates are key points in the defence of the Commonwealth and whose inhabitants cannot therefore anticipate full self-government without adequate safeguards for British and Commonwealth interests.

Mr. Profumo

It is the declared policy of Her Majesty's Government to promote the greatest practicable measure of self-government in each of the Colonial Territories. Defence is one of many matters which would have to be taken into account when measures of self-government for any particular Colonial Territory were under consideration.