HC Deb 19 November 1964 vol 702 cc80-1W
42. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement about proposals for a new West Indian Federation.

46. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what developments have taken place in respect of the federation of the smaller British islands in the West Indies.

Mr. Greenwood

The Regional Council of Ministers met in Barbados from 28th to 31st October. With certain reservations by some of the delegations, they reached agreement on a draft scheme for a Federation of Barbados, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. I understand that a revised draft scheme is now being prepared in the light of their conclusions. When it is submitted to me, I shall consider how best to proceed. I should like to see a federation on satisfactory terms brought about as quickly as possible.

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