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Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he proposes to hold any discussions on Antigua; and if he has any proposals to make regarding the termination of the status of Antigua as an Associated State under the West Indies Act 1967.

Although exploratory discussions with the Antiguan authorities on the termination of association have been going on for some time, no formal request for this has yet been made. The British Government are ready to consider any proposals.