HC Deb 21 July 1959 vol 609 cc1067-8
45. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Prime Minister how many meetings he has had with the Federal Prime Minister; and what decisions were made regarding the constitutional conference to discuss the future of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

I would ask the hon. Gentleman to await the statement I shall be making at the end of Questions.

Mr. Stonehouse

On the specific question of the constitutional conference, may I ask whether a date has been arranged and whether or not the Prime Minister agrees that it would be in the interests of British protected persons in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland that a plebiscite should be held before the full conference takes place?

The Prime Minister

I think it would be better to await the statement later today. Also, I understand that we are to have a whole day's debate on Central Africa tomorrow.