HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c885W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, following the election in St. Kitts, he intends to grant associated territory status to Nevis independently.

Mr. Rowlands

There is a provision in Section 9 of the West Indies Act 1967 by which Her Majesty may by Order in Council divide an associated State into two or more separate territories at the request and with the consent of that State signified by a resolution of the legislature of the State. Nevis will remain part of the State of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla unless such a request for division is made by the State.