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Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, pursuant to the answer of 20 March, Official Report, column 534, he will state what limitations there are upon the full autonomy of Bophuthatswana and upon its full freedom of action in respect of external relations.

It is our judgment, after taking all factors into account, including the circumstances of Bophuthatswana's creation, the agreements then concluded, its fractured territory and its relationship with South Africa, that Bophuthatswana does not meet our criteria for recognition as a independent state.