Mr Andrew Faulds: If I may say so, the procedures of this House seem designed, to a certain extent, to intimidate the new hon. Member. I come of a profession one of whose occupational hazards is commonly termed "first night nerves"—and, heaven knows, there are enough occupational hazards in our strange profession. Because of this, I am not entirely unacquainted with the symptoms of what is a new affliction...
Mr Andrew Faulds: asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to deal with the problem of pirate radio stations.
Mr Andrew Faulds: What urgent action does my right hon. Friend intend to take with regard to a new and extremely sinister development on which I have written to him? I hold in my hand a notice that announces the setting up of a political station called "Radio Freedom" which is due to open in August and which will pump political propaganda into this country.
Mr Andrew Faulds: With reason.
Mr Andrew Faulds: asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources when he will introduce the Bill to implement the proposals of the White Paper on leasehold enfranchisement.
Mr Andrew Faulds: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that brief Answer—it was very much to the point—may I press on him the urgency of this legislation—[HON. MEMBERS: "Question."] May I ask my right hon. Friend to bear in mind that there is a great deal of urgency in this matter, remembering that, as in the case of my constituency, both the folk concerned and many of the leases concerned are...
Mr Andrew Faulds: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what progress has been made in the discussions with Rhodesian officials; and if he will now make non-discrimination in land allocation a precondition of any advance towards legal independence.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Would my right hon. Friend please consider the possibility of abrogating or insisting on the abrogation of these Land Apportionment Acts before any agreement is reached with the rebellious régime? Under these Acts, the white Rhodesians, who are only 8 per cent of the population, have reserved for themselves 50 per cent. of the land. I am sure that he realises that this causes great...
Mr Andrew Faulds: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement on the visit to Zambia of the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Will my right hon. Friend please ensure that she returns if necessary to make sure that we sustain the economy of Zambia even more in the process of imposing sanctions against the rebel régime?
Mr Andrew Faulds: asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why a vacancy for a junior clerk was advertised by his Department stipulating native birth qualifications; by what authority this was done; and what action has been taken.
Mr Andrew Faulds: I should like to intrude on the time of the House for a few moments because I think I must be one of the few Members of the House who have actually spent some years living in Malawi, and I was fortunate enough to be one of the great company of saints, if I may say so, of the Scots missionary community in what was still Nyasaland. My father and mother spent a great part of their lives...
Mr Andrew Faulds: —and some for the better. I was delighted that the House gave me the privilege to join the delegation which presented the Speaker's Chair to the Parliament in Malawi, and I have rarely spent a week of my life so happy as that—not only the welcome and the friendliness of the Africans of Malawi, but also the extraordinarily good comradeship of the three gentlemen I travelled with. I shall...
Mr Andrew Faulds: Is my hon. Friend aware that, during this last week, I have been fortunate enough to have talks with President Kaunda and the Foreign Minister Mr. Kapwepwe and that they are both deeply disturbed by what they consider the British Government's deception in the matter of sanctions and by the British Government's lack of zeal in finishing off the Smith regime? Is she further aware that it is...
Mr Andrew Faulds: (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister what action Her Majesty's Government are taking to protect British citizens against the action of the illegal regime at Salisbury University.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the whole House will regard that Answer as totally unsatisfactory in the matter of the protection of British lives? As we are the legal Government, would it not be more responsible to forestall the breakdown of law and order and the inevitable African insurgency by putting down this colonial rebellion in the customary manner, by military means?
Mr Andrew Faulds: Owing to the extremely unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I intend to raise the matter on the Adjournment at the earliest opportunity.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Will my right hon. Friend tell us to what extent African leaders have been consulted before the initiation of these talks with the rebel Smith, and will he remember that 95 per cent. of the population of Zimbabwe are Africans?
Mr Andrew Faulds: asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' replies to his proposals for resolving the Rhodesian rebellion.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Does my right hon. Friend not realise that, in any settlement, unless a definite term is set to the period of minority government of the rebel regimé in Rhodesia, he might as well wrap up the Commonwealth and chuck it into limbo?