HC Deb 12 April 1967 vol 744 c1177
8. Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has prepared contingency plans for the restoration of public order in Rhodesia following any breakdown of law and order there as the result of mandatory sanctions.

Mr. Healey

As I informed the hon. Member on 30th November, 1966, it is not the practice to reveal information about military contingency planning.—[Vol. 737, c. 111–2.]

Mr. Judd

Surely my right hon. Friend will agree that if we are serious in our policy of economic sanctions, one of the instances which we must have foreseen is the breakdown of law and order, and we must, therefore, be planning for action if that should occur.

Mr. Healey

I am not in a position to prevent my hon. Friend from speculating, but I stick to what I said in answer to the Question.