HC Deb 25 June 1959 vol 607 c1361
2. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement on the recent discussions of the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations with the Government of Southern Rhodesia.

Mr. Alport

I have nothing to add to my replies to the hon. Members for Eton and Slough (Mr. Brockway) and Huddersfield, West (Mr. Wade) on 16th April.

Mr. Stonehouse

Have any discussions taken place with regard to the recent Acts which have been passed, particularly the Unlawful Organisations Act and the Preventive Detention Act? What action is proposed to prevent the implementation of these repressive Acts?

Mr. Alport

As I made clear on a previous occasion, consultations between my noble Friend and Commonwealth Governments are always confidential.

Mr. Bottomley

According to the Press, Sir Roy Welensky is soon expected in this country. Can the hon. Gentleman say whether his visit will be merely social or for the purpose of official talks?

Mr. Alport

I am not in a position to make a statement on that matter at the moment.