Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1978.

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Photo of Mr Alex Lyon Mr Alex Lyon , City of York 12:00 am, 2nd August 1978

The right hon. Gentleman has just returned from Rhodesia. What did he find was the attitude of the black population to the interim settlement? The reason that it was impossible either to agree or disagree with the internal settlement is that none of us knows what the blacks feel about it, though we are increasingly led to believe that they reject it.