Central Africa

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st May 1963.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 21st May 1963

I cannot say whether it will be possible to make sufficient progress in the 1.alks with Southern Rhodesia in relation to our talks which are starting on 27th May. We must leave those to be conducted without prejudice and without prior commitment.

We have at present practically no power of intervention in the internal affairs of Southern Rhodesia. That has been the case now for many years past and it is particularly remarked in the 1961 Constitution. That remains the present position.