HC Deb 24 February 1966 vol 725 cc134-5W
53. Mr. Wall

asked the Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if she will make a statement on the conclusions of the Bechuanaland Constitutional Conference.

Mrs. White

I am happy to say that agreement was reached on consitutional proposals which will establish Bechuanaland as an independent sovereign republic to be called Botswana; and 30th September, 1966 was confirmed as the date for independence. The Conference Report will be published in a White Paper; meanwhile I am arranging for copies of the Report to be placed in the Library of the House.