Caribbean

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st November 1989.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott , Hackney North and Stoke Newington 12:00 am, 1st November 1989

Is the Minister aware that the economies of many of those countries, especially in the eastern Caribbean, will face collapse if there is not a constructive and successful end to the negotiations? Will the Minister give an assurance that the Government are committed to ensuring that, come 1992, those islands' interests will be absolutely safeguarded?