HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 c1636
12. Mr. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what recent consultations he has had with the Government of South Africa, in view of the latter's proposed military assistance to the Government of Portugal in Mozambique and Angola, to ensure that British forces are not used in such operations under existing Anglo-South African defence commitments.

Mr. Braine

None, Sir. No such Anglo-South African defence commitments exist.

Mr. Dugdale

While I am fully aware of the assistance already given to Portugal in the Angola campaign by the dispatch of arms to Portugal by Her Majesty's Government, may I ask the hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that I am glad to hear that no British troops are to be used in that campaign?

Mr. Braine

Yes, Sir.

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