HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 cc708-9W
Mr. Boothroyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the termination of the status of association between St. Lucia and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Ted Rowlands:

The Government have decided to recommend to Parliament that the status of association be terminated by Order in Council under section 10(2) of the West Indies Act with effect from 22nd February 1979. Copies of the proposed independence constitution are being made available in the Library of the House.

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