HL Deb 02 December 1980 vol 415 cc384-5WA
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.