Talks

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 Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham 12:00 am, 1st December 1964

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what arrangement has now been made for the Prime Minister of Rhodesia to visit London for talks with the British Government, or for the Secretary of State to visit Salisbury for talks there.

Photo of Mr Arthur Bottomley Mr Arthur Bottomley , Middlesbrough East

I have nothing to add to the reply which I have just given to the hon. Member for Coatbridge and Airdrie (Mr. Dempsey).

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham

As I understand from the Prime Minister that correspondence is proceeding between the two Governments, may I take it that a statement will be made as soon as possible?

Photo of Mr Arthur Bottomley Mr Arthur Bottomley , Middlesbrough East

As the right hon. Gentleman has said, correspondence is taking place between both parties and as soon as we are able to make a statement, it will be made.