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Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement on the forthcoming Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference.

I refer my hon. Friend to the replies that I gave to him and to my hon. Friend the Member for Derby, North (Mr. Whitehead) in the exchanges following my statement to the House on 15th March.

Can my right hon. Friend now assure the House that President Amin will not be attending this conference? Is he aware of the considerable feeling in my constituency and elsewhere that the presence of this man would make a mockery of any remaining ideals of our Commonwealth?

I know the feelings that exist not only in my hon. and learned Friend's constituency but more widely, but I have nothing to add to the replies that I have given previously on this matter.