Grenada

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th February 1974.

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Photo of Patrick Cormack Patrick Cormack , Cannock 12:00 am, 5th February 1974

Is my right hon. Friend aware that anybody who has read the reports in The Guardian and other papers must be profoundly disturbed by the situation? Although none of us is suggesting that Grenada should be denied its independence, it is a positive abdication of Her Majesty's Government's responsibility to allow a Minister of the Crown to be there now to allow independence to be transferred to a Government which would seem—I choose my words carefully —to be hell-bent on dictatorship. Can we not, even at this late stage, have a stay of execution for at least a week?