Southern Africa

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th November 1992.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton , Macclesfield 12:00 am, 25th November 1992

Does my hon. Friend agree that we should have an even-handed policy towards all groups in South Africa and southern Africa? To that end does he accept in his position within the Foreign Office that when President Lucas Mangope of Bophuthatswana comes to this country—a man who has sought to establish meaningful democracy in his part of southern Africa—he should have the opportunity, like members of the ANC and other groups in South Africa, of meeting members of the United Kingdom Government?