Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: None, Sir.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: There must have been some misunderstanding on the part of the correspondents of the hon. Gentleman, because there have been no requests for the deportation of British protected persons. It is unlikely that any would be made, since the extradition treaty does not provide for the deportation of British-protected persons. There have been requests for the repatriation of French Cameroonians...
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I do not think so. I think that the people who are lucky enough to be British-protected people know it.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I regert that so far the parties have reached no agreement. I have had no representations on the subject from the Southern Cameroons but of course I discussed it with the Premier while I was in Nigeria in May.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: Her Majesty's Government must reserve their attitude on this question until the political parties in the territory have given their final views, which they will no doubt do when the question comes before the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: The ideal would be for the parties in the British Cameroons to agree. That is what we are working for and I hope that will happen. If that does not come off, Her Majesty's Government will have a point of view to express at the United Nations with whom the final decision will rest. I take this opportunity of thanking the hon. Gentleman for his very helpful and worth-while visit to the Southern...
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: It is important that they should know what it is that they are being asked to decide. As I made clear in 1957, Her Majesty's Government accept that among the options should be the option to continue under the trust administration of the United Kingdom. The precise form in which the questions will be asked and what the questions will be are matters for the United Nations to settle.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I understand that the present Government party, the Kamerun National Democratic Party, wishes United Kingdom trusteeship separate from Nigeria to continue for some time before a final decision is taken; and that the main opposition parties, the Kamerun National Congress and the Kamerun People's Party, favour becoming a self-governing region of Nigeria. No agreement on the questions for the...
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I cannot force agreement on the parties, and if they do not arrive at agreement it will be for the United Nations to meet to make up its mind, and at that meeting Her Majesty's Government will express their view.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: My hon. Friend has many qualities, and I trust him in everything, including his mathematics.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: As the reply is detailed I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: The Answer takes up two and a half pages of foolscap, and it would be very unwise to try to summarise it at this stage.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I have nothing to add to what I said on this subject in the debate on Tuesday, 28th July.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: It would be unwise if I added anything to what I said during the course of a very long debate two days ago.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I am afraid that not even that sort of cunning way of trying to get me to say more than I said in the debate will prompt me to do so.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I was not able to attend the whole debate in another place yesterday, although I attended parts of it. I shall naturally read the report of the debate very carefully. But my general impression was that it confirmed the attitude taken by Her Majesty's Government in this House.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: Speculation is always unwise.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: Yes, Sir. The discussions with the West Indian delegation concluded yesterday. The objective of the talks was to work out a comprehensive five-year plan for the industry; and agreement was reached with the delegation on such a plan, which will now be considered by the Governments of the West Indies and British Honduras. Agreement was also reached on the lines of a new four-year arrangement to...
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: I thank my hon. Friend very much.
Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: It was a five-year period for research and development and a four-year period for the orange juice contract. Yes, I think it is sufficient, and that is also the view of the delegation.