§ Q4. Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Prime Minister what were the commitments, other than those specified in the communiqué, 230 which he entered into at Lagos; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. King
Would the Deputy Prime Minister assure the House that the Prime Minister neither gave nor implied any kind of guarantee in regard to sanctions or laid down any timetable? Will he also assure us that in the event of sanctions not being successful we are completely free as to the course of action we may then take?
§ Q6. Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Prime Minister whether the statement in the Lagos communiqué approved by him stating that the principle of one man, one vote should be applied to Rhodesia has been broadcast to the Rhodesian people.
§ Mr. George Brown
I have been asked to reply.
I am satisfied that the contents of the Lagos communiqué, including the principle to which the hon. Member refers, have received wide publicity in Rhodesia and are well known to the Rhodesian people.
§ Mr. King
Was not this pledge written into the Lagos communiqué without any qualification, and does it not directly conflict with the pledge given both to this House and to Mr. Smith that the principle of one man, one vote, was not immediately to be implemented? Does it not arouse mistrust if contradictory pledges are given to Europeans and Africans?