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Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what progress is being made by the Western Contact Group in bringing about a peaceful conclusion to the problem of Namibia; and whether it is intended to present a further demarche to South Africa if progress continues to be unsatisfactory.

The meeting of the Five Foreign Ministers on 24 September gave the Five's efforts renewed impetus. Officials of the Five visited a number of African countries, including South Africa, in October-November, and the Five remain in close touch with all the parties and Governments most closely concerned.