HC Deb 16 December 1968 vol 775 c249W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, subject to consultation with the States concerned, and in view of his responsibility for the external affairs of these States, he will raise the status of the Commissioner for the Associated States of the Eastern Caribbean to that of High Commissioner.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The title High Commissioner is customarily used for the head of the diplomatic mission of an independent Commonwealth country. Since the Associated States are not independent the title of High Commissioner would not be appropriate.