HC Deb 12 November 1964 vol 701 cc102-3W
48. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the constitutional future of Aden and his talks with the High Commissioner.

50. Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement about the convening of a further conference on constitutional developments in the Federation of South Arabia.

Mr. Greenwood

Now that the election in Aden has been held and a Government has been formed there, we shall proceed as soon as possible with the further constitutional conference envisaged in paragraph 32 of the report of the South Arabian Conference held in June and July (Cmnd. 2414).

I hope to visit South Arabia later this month in order to become better acquainted with the problems of the area. I shall have talks with the political leaders and one of the matters I propose to discuss is the date of the constitutional conference. Meanwhile I am having general discussions with the High Commissioner, who is at present in this country.