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Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the British Government has arrived at any decision in regard to the British and Norwegian claims to Bouvet Island?
Sir ROBERT HAMILTON
asked the Prime Minister whether he can make a statement regarding the withdrawal of British claims to sovereignty over Bouvet island in favour of Norwegian claims?
I have been asked to reply. After careful review of all the issues involved, and having regard to the friendly relations existing between the two countries, His Majesty's Government have decided to waive the British claim to Bouvet. Island in favour of Norway.