§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what links an independent Nauru will retain with the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand; and whether an application has been made for membership of the Commonwealth.241W
§ Mr. George Thomson
The future links of Nauru with Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have not been determined. Nauruan leaders have taken the position that the nature of all future links should be determined by agreement after independence.
No formal application has been made by Nauru for membership of the Commonwealth. Nauruan leaders have stated publicly that they desire to maintain an association with the Commonwealth.