The Commonwealth

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 27th June 1996.

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Photo of Mr Donald Anderson Mr Donald Anderson , Swansea East 4:15 pm, 27th June 1996

Does my right hon. Friend agree that a real test of whether there is sustainable and substantial progress towards democracy—the existence of an opposition party—would be failed by a country such as Uganda? However, the current Government of that country are massively more credible and more democratic than their predecessors, and Uganda is clearly on the route to democracy, although without an opposition party.