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New Hebrides

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will make a statement about events on 28 and 29 January in Santo and Tanna in the New Hebrides; and whether the authority of the Condominium has now been re-established in these islands.of the office of the New Hebrides Government agent in Santo on 28 January by supporters of the Na Griamel movement, the Chief Minister has declared that the resolution of the problem lies in peaceful negotiation. We and the French Government firmly support this policy and remain ready to assist in bringing about early consultations.The situation on Tanna following the release of the assistant Government agent after his brief abduction on 28 January is calm.