HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c462W
81. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will take steps to create a Commonwealth force to protect Belize and its population from the threat of invasion by Guatemala.

Mr. Rowlands

The British Government are responsible for the defence of Belize. The security of an independent Belize would be best met by a negotiated settlement of the present dispute with Guatemala.

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