HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 cc315-6W
Mr. Heath

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 Bechuanaland on 30th September.

The Prime Minister

The whole House will, I feel sure, wish to send warm congratulations to Bechuanaland on her forthcoming Independence, with its best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of her people.

Her Majesty's Government will propose that the House should offer to the Botswana Legislature a gift of constitutional and Parliamentary reference books and a silver inkstand.

Her Majesty's Government for their part part have offered a silver table centre piece to commemorate Bechuana-land's attainment of Independence.