HC Deb 28 April 1976 vol 910 c109W
1. Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the reason for the delay in providing the people of the Falkland Islands with a more democratic constitution in line with those enjoyed in comparable communities in the Commonwealth and as recommended by the Select Committee on the Constitution in 1975.

Mr. Luard

Her Majesty's Government wish to implement the proposed constitutional changes soon. But they believe that they should be considered after the General Elections in the Islands in May, together with any recommendations which Lord Shackleton may make in his economic and fiscal survey.

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