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Foreign Affairs

Part of Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1961.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 31st July 1961

I understand that they did. The report, which we have only just received from the Consul-General, says that they were able to talk to Africans and missionaries in perfect freedom. I do not believe for a moment that the report which the Consul-General has given us has been in any way influenced by the Portuguese, by their watching while these discussions were being carried out.

Regarding military equipment, as I said, the military attaché is still in Northern Angola and I cannot say anything about that until I get a further report from him.