HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c118W
Mr. Forman

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about progress towards independence for the West Indies Associated State of Antigua.

Mr. Ridley

The Antigua Government have asked that a constitutional conference should be convened with a view to independence being granted to Antigua under section 10(2) of the West Indies Act 1967. I have invited the territory's Government and Opposition parties, and the Independent Member for Barbuda, to send representatives to a constitutional conference to begin at Lancaster House on 4 December. All have accepted this invitation.

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