HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c608W

Dunwoody asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed that a gift should be presented to the Government of the New Hebrides to mark the attainment of independence of 30 July.

The Prime Minister

The House will, I feel sure, wish to send congratulations to the New Hebrides on their impending independence, along with best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of those Islands. Her Majesty's Government propose to offer a suitable gift to mark the occasion.