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Ocean Island

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response he has made to the request of the Banaban people that Ocean Island should form an associated State within the State of Fiji.

In 1974 the Banabans petitioned the Secretary of State requesting independence for Ocean Island. They subsequently suggested that independence might be combined with some form of associated status with Fiji. No final reply to the petition has yet been given.