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St Kitts, Nevis And Anguilla

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will make a statement on the current position concerning constitutional developments of St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla; and what is his policy towards Nevis.

Various preliminary discussions with representatives of St. Kitts and Nevis on constitutional advance have been held, most recently in October. No timetable for the independence of St. Kitts/Nevis has yet been decided but further talks are planned, at which the future of Anguilla will also be considered. Her Majesty's Government are fully conscious of the need to take into account the wishes of the people of Nevis.