HC Deb 23 February 1965 vol 707 cc213-4
12. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether Her Majesty's Government intend to honour the undertakings given by their predecessors in Chapter IV of the Report of the Central Africa Conference 1963, Cmnd. 2093.

Mrs. Castle

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Turton

As the talks were discontinued on the formation of the right hon. Lady's Ministry and the arrival of the present Government in office, will she ask the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Lord Chancellor, who are at present in Rhodesia, to make it clear that they will be happy to continue these talks about aid?

Mrs. Castle

As it happens, exploratory financial talks with officials of the Government of Rhodesia began in London today.