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British Guiana (Potomac Charter)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the Potomac Charter, recently signed by the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister, applies to British Guiana.

In its references to development towards self-government and independence Clause (iii) of the Potomac Charter reflects what has been for many years the central purpose of the policy of Her Majesty's Government in regard to the political advance of all Colonial Territories, including British Guiana.