§ Sir Alec Douglas-Home
asked the Prime Minister what proposals he has for the presentation of gifts by the Government and by this House to mark the attainment of independence by The Gambia on 18th February.
§ The Prime Minister
The whole House will, I feel sure, wish to send warm congratulations to The Gambia on her forthcoming Independence, with our best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of her people. Her Majesty's Government will propose that the House should offer to the House of Representatives of The Gambia the gift of a Speaker's Chair. Her Majesty's Government for their part have offered the gift of a set of Cabinet furniture, consisting of a table and fourteen leather-covered chairs, together with a silver inkstand to commemorate The Gambia's attainment of Independence.