Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1976.

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Photo of Mr Richard Luce Mr Richard Luce , Shoreham 12:00 am, 14th December 1976

In the light of his earlier remarks will the Foreign Secretary say whether he will use this interval to assess the real possibility of Britain coordinating some kind of modest international contribution to help in the transfer of power to independence, if that is required from both sides of the problem? Will the right hon. Gentleman clarify the situation that Britain will avoid commiting herself to a semi-colonial rôle on her own—a rôle that Britain herself cannot possibly fulfil?