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    VITAL TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF MALTA OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN LONDON'S MARLBOROUGH HOUSE.PRESIDENT WAS?

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    LS.MARLBOROUGH HOUSE EXTERIOR.
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    2.
    LS INT..PRESS ARRIVING.
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    MV.MISS STRICKLAND, LEADER OF PROGRESSIVE CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY, ARRIVING.
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    LS.MR.SANDYS, AND PRIME MINISTER OLIVER, LEADER OF NATIONALIST PARTY.
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    MV.MR.MINTOFF.
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    CV.MR.MINTOFF.
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    MV.MR.SANDYS SEATED AT TABLE.
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    MV PRIME MINISTER OLIVIER, LEADER OF NATIONALIST PARTY, SEATED AT TABLE.
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    CV.MR.MINTOFF, LEADER OF MALTA LABOUR PARTY.
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    CV.SIGN PAN UP TO MR.GANADO, LEADER OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONALIST PARTY.
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    MV.MR.PELLEGRINI, LEADER OF CHRISTIAN WORKERS PARTY.
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    LV.CONFERENCE TABLE.
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    CV.MISS STRICKLAND.
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    MV.MR SANDYS SPEAKING..SOF STARTS "MALTA IS OF COURSE......" SOF ENDS "....AND, IF SO, WHEN?"
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    MR. SANDYS : "MALTA IS, OF COURSE, ALREADY ALMOST ENTIRELY SELF-GOVERNING. BRITAIN RETAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE, AND I'VE ALREADY MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE HAVE NO DESIRE TO HUSTLE MALTA INTO INDEPENDENCE OF TO LAY DOWN OUR RESPONSIBILITIES SO LONG AS YOU NEED US. ON THE OTHER HAND ONCE YOU ARE READY AND WILLING TO MANAGE YOUR OWN AFFAIRS WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO WISH TO HOLD YOU BACK. IT IS FOR YOU TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU WANT INDEPENDENCE AND, IF SO, WHEN."




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    Background: VITAL TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF MALTA OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN LONDON'S MARLBOROUGH HOUSE.PRESIDENT WAS MR.DUNCAN SANDYS, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH MR.SANDYS REFERRED TO BRITAIN'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
    THE ISLAND'S TWO MAIN POLITICAL GROUPS WERE PRESENT, EACH WITH DECIDED VIEWS ON THE TYPE OF CONSTITUTION THEY WANT.PRIME MINISTER BORG OLIVIER, LEADER OF THE RULING NATIONALIST PARTY, HAS AIRED HIS VIEWS AT EARLIER TALKS IN MALTA.

    RIVAL LEADER, DOM MINTOFF, SPOKESMAN FOR MALTA'S LABOUR PARTY, IS EXPECTED TO SEEK A REPUBLICAN-STYLE CONSTITUTION.HE ALSO SEEKS INDEPENDENCE AT AN EARLY DATE.

    THE ISLAND'S SPLINTER PARTIES WANT INDEPENDENCE DEFERRED UNTIL THEIR ECONOMY IS STABILISED.THE ISLAND IN THE PAST HAS RELIED PRIMARILY ON THE NAVAL BASE, NOW OF DECLINING IMPORTANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAB47XRHS90R442XK0S2KEU9R9
    Media URN:
    VLVAAB47XRHS90R442XK0S2KEU9R9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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