§ Mrs. Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reply he has recently sent to the Prime Minister of Belize regarding United Kingdom negotiations with Guatemala; and what progress has been made towards securing the independence of Belize with full sovereign and territorial integrity.601W
§ Mr. Rowlands
My right hon. Friend has received no letter recently from the Premier of Belize regarding United Kingdom negotiations with Guatemala. A recent Press report to the contrary was incorrect. We continue to believe that the best way of obtaining secure independence for Belize is through a negotiated settlement with Guatemala which is acceptable to the Government and people of Belize.