HC Deb 01 February 1966 vol 723 c884
Q8. Mr. Heffer

asked the Prime Minister what was the outcome of the talks at the Lagos Conference of Commonwealth Prime Ministers; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to the Answer I gave to similar Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mr. Rowland) and the hon. Member for Liverpool, Waver-tree (Mr. Tilney) on 25th January.

Mr. Heffer

Would my right hon. Friend indicate if the meeting of the education and technical experts as suggested in the communiqué has been held and what proposals they are putting forward?

The Prime Minister

There was a meeting actually at Lagos of Ministers and others concerned with education and technical development. It was arising from that that we have now set up two standing committees of the Commonwealth Conference, one of them dealing with sanctions and the other dealing with these questions. As far as I am aware, the second one has not yet been fully constituted.