HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 c1314
33. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal why, despite assurances that President Tshombe would continue to be protected by the Katanga gendarmerie, United Nations forces assisted Central Congolese troops to disarm the President's bodyguard.

Mr. P. Thomas

Mr. Tshombe's palace guards have been replaced by 15 Katanga civil police, who will be armed when on duty.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Why were two British consular cars interfered with in the course of this operation and one British subject arrested?

Mr. Thomas

I regret that I have no information about that at the moment. I will find out about it and let my hon. Friend know.