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Namibia

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish in the Official Report the description of the system of proportional representation proposed for the Namibian Constitutional Assembly given by Lord Trefgarne in the House of Lords on 30 March, Official Report, c. 1276, together with any additional information he is now able to provide.

The Namibia Five have proposed a mixed system for elections to the Namibian Constituent Assembly, under which half the members would be elected from single-member constituencies and half on a nationwide proportional representation basis. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of State explained in a reply to the hon. Member on 2 April, details of the Five's proposals remain confidential between the parties.