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New Hebrides

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the joint review with the French Government about the future of the New Hebrides referred to in his Answer to the hon. Member for Somerset, North (Mr. Dean) on 29th January 1975.—[Vol. 885, c. 163.]

I visited the New Hebrides last month, where I met M. Stirn, the French Secretary of State for Overseas Territories. We were satisfied that appropriate action was being taken to implement the measures agreed between the two Governments last November. We plan to meet again later this year.