HC Deb 16 March 1961 vol 636 c1722
6. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will instruct the Governor of Northern Rhodesia not to permit the employment of Federal troops in Northern Rhodesia to enforce law and order in the Protectorate.

Mr. Iain Macleod

No, Sir, but Federal troops would not be used except at the request of the Governor, who is himself responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the territory.

Mrs. Castle

Is it not very important at this crucial time to let Sir Roy Welensky know that this country remains responsible for constitutional advance and maintenance of law and order in the Protectorate and that we have no intention of handing over that responsibility to the Federal Government?

Mr. Macleod

I am sure that Sir Roy Welensky knows the position very well. Indeed, in a recent television interview he said that he would not use Federal troops for internal security except at the request of Northern Nigeria.

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