HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 c16W
75. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will make a statement on the present state of the negotiations relating to the future of the island of Gan.

Mr. Alport

The High Commissioner in Colombo is having talks with the Maldivian authorities this week in continuance of the earlier negotiations about facilities for an airfield on Gan Island. In view of this I would prefer not to make a statement at the present moment.