Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister of South Africa

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 1970.

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Photo of Mr William Molloy Mr William Molloy , Ealing North 12:00 am, 12th November 1970

asked the Prime Minister what recent communications he has received from the Prime Minister of South Africa.

Photo of Mr Reginald Maudling Mr Reginald Maudling , Barnet

I have been asked to reply.

None, Sir.

Photo of Mr William Molloy Mr William Molloy , Ealing North

Then will the right hon. Gentleman ask his right hon. Friend to send a message to the Prime Minister of South Africa which will reveal that the Government do not propose to carry on with their policy of selling arms to South Africa, because this is a policy which has outraged a large section of British public opinion, which will make us partners in apartheid and which will contribute to the smashing of the multiracial British Commonwealth of Nations?

Photo of Mr Reginald Maudling Mr Reginald Maudling , Barnet

When the Government have a statement to make on this, it will be made to the House of Commons.