HC Deb 27 July 1983 vol 46 c493W
Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current position on the discussions taking place with the ruler of Brunei and Her Majesty's Government; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Luce

Lord Belstead visited Brunei in April to discuss with the Sultan the detailed arrangements for defence co-operation between ourselves and the Government of Brunei after Brunei resumes full international responsibility as a sovereign and independent state at the end of this year. A wide measure of agreement was reached. Confidential contacts on outstanding issues continue through the diplomatic channel.