HC Deb 15 December 1966 vol 738 c151W
Q10. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Prime Minister by what principles Her Majesty's Government will be guided when granting independence to those territories, such as Bermuda, which are now dependent.

The Prime Minister

We are ready to work out suitable arrangements to grant independence to those dependent territories overseas which want it and can sustain it. For the others we are willing to work out with the representatives of their peoples arrangements that would enable them, if they so wish, to continue in some form of association with us.