§ Lord Brockway
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What progress has been made in the negotiations with Guatemala regarding the future of Belize.
§ Lord Carrington
There have been no further negotiations on the dispute with Guatemala since the ministerial meeting held in New York on 13th and 14th October, though a proposal for a further meeting has been put to the Guatemalan Government. A constitutional conference will be convened in the near future with the intention of bringing Belize to early independence. It remains the Government's firm intention to seek a negotiated settlement of the dispute.