Constitution

Oral Answers to Questions — Rhodesia – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st December 1964.

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Photo of Mr James Dempsey Mr James Dempsey , Coatbridge and Airdrie 12:00 am, 1st December 1964

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what progress has been made in solving the constitutional questions of Rhodesia.

Photo of Mr Arthur Bottomley Mr Arthur Bottomley , Middlesbrough East

We are still seeking, as the first step, to arrange for constructive talks with the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia.

Photo of Mr James Dempsey Mr James Dempsey , Coatbridge and Airdrie

Will my right hon. Friend proceed in this matter a little more speedily because of the growing apprehension in Rhodesia about the uncertain future, and will he see to it that the spokesmen for Rhodesians in general, in spite of restrictions imposed upon them, will be allowed fully to ventilate their attitude towards the problem?

Photo of Mr Arthur Bottomley Mr Arthur Bottomley , Middlesbrough East

At the moment, we are hopeful that the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia will accept the invitation of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to come to this country.