HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 c264W
Mr. Paul Dean

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the progress of the New Hebrides to independence.

Mr. Blaker

The New Hebrides Government have formally proposed that the date of independence should be 30 July 1980. Her Majesty's Government are ready to accept this proposal, and are seeking the concurrence of the French Government.