HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 c1344
45. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Prime Minister if he is yet able to state when and where it is proposed to hold the next conference of Commonwealth Prime Ministers.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. R. A. Butler)

I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is not yet able to announce the exact date of the meeting. There appears to be general agreement that it should be in London.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Prime Minister's decision to visit Africa is very welcome? Does not he agree that the more that our Commonwealth colleagues can be associated with, and appear to be associated with, British diplomacy at this important time, the better for the Commonwealth and for the world?

Mr. Butler

My right hon. Friend is seized of my hon. Friend's latter suggestion. I will convey my hon. Friend's approbation in the first part of his supplementary question to my right hon. Friend.