HC Deb 25 June 1975 vol 894 cc137-8W
14. Mr. Mather

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the future relationship of Her Majesty's Government with the Seychelles.

Mr. Rowlands

The report on the Seychelles Constitutional Conference held in March 1975 sets out a proposed timetable leading to independence by 30th June 1976, subject to parliamentary approval. Both the major political parties which recently formed the Coalition Government in Seychelles desire early independence, under Her Majesty the Queen, within the Commonwealth.

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