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West Indies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th July 1957.

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Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell 12:00 am, 9th July 1957

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a further statement on the progress made to acquire a site for the federal capital of the West Indies.

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

The Standing Federation Committee has expressed a wish that the Federal capital should be sited in the North-Western Peninsula of Trinidad, an area leased to the United States under the Leased Bases Agreement, 1941. As was announced on the 1st July, discussions between Her Majesty's Government and representatives of the Standing Federation Committee on this request will open in London this week and will be followed by discussions with representatives of the Government of the United States of America.