Oral Answers to Questions — Zambia (Military Mission)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 1966.

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Photo of Mr Richard Glyn Mr Richard Glyn , North Dorset 12:00 am, 1st March 1966

asked the Prime Minister what exchanges he has had with the Government of Zambia about the presence there of a military mission from the Organisation of African Unity to study the possibilities of launching an attack against Rhodesia from Zambia.

Photo of Mr Richard Glyn Mr Richard Glyn , North Dorset

Is the Prime Minister aware that statements concerning the alleged exchanges have been repeatedly attributed to official spokesmen of the Zambia Government? If these allegations are without foundation, is it not unfortunate that they have not been repudiated until this moment?

Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton

If the exchanges to which the hon. Gentleman refers are supposed to be exchanges between the Zambia Government and Her Majesty's Government, I have just given my answer. There have, of course, been exchanges between the Zambia Government and some of the representatives of the O.A.U. countries. This took place from 6th to 11th February, but we have had no exchanges about it.