HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c61W
Mr. Peel

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what was the result of his recent discussions with the Sultan of Brunei; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Bowden

We discussed relations between Britain and Brunei with particular reference to the proposed rundown of our forces in Malaysia and Singapore. On internal matters I suggested that the Sultan should give further consideration to extending the Ministerial system, and that there should be a constitutional conference before the end of 1968. The Sultan took note of my suggestions, but felt unable at this stage to enter into specific commitments.