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Namibia

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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52.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent events in Namibia.

83.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent developments over Namibia.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave earlier to the hon. Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Madden).

81.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will review the policy of not accepting the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on Namibia.

No. There are legal difficulties—which have been acknowledged by successive Governments—in accepting the International Court of Justice's advisory opinion of 1971. I do not believe that further examination would resolve these.