§ 46. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what developments have taken place in respect of the federation of the smaller British islands in the West Indies.
§ Mr. Greenwood
The Regional Council of Ministers met in Barbados from 28th to 31st October. With certain reservations by some of the delegations, they reached agreement on a draft scheme for a Federation of Barbados, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. I understand that 81W a revised draft scheme is now being prepared in the light of their conclusions. When it is submitted to me, I shall consider how best to proceed. I should like to see a federation on satisfactory terms brought about as quickly as possible.