HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c119W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have a general policy in respect of the future status and development of all 13 remaining dependent territories.

Mr. Onslow

Her Majesty's Government's general policy is, where independence is a feasible option, to give help and encouragement to those dependent territories which wish to become independent whilst not forcing independence on those which do not want it. The reasonable development needs of the dependent territories continue to be a first call on our aid programme.