HC Deb 02 December 1968 vol 774 c1106

6.59 p.m.

Mr. Ronald Bell (Buckinghamshire, South)

I beg to move, That this House deplores the unilateral repudiation by the Government of Zambia of the Barotseland Agreement 1964 (Command Paper No. 2366), which was signed by Her Majesty's Secretary of State, by Dr. Kaunda and by the late Litunga of Barotseland, and was, further, reinforced by solemn assurances. The Barotseland Agreement was concluded on 18th May, 1965, and broken 14 months later, but I thought it right to say nothing very much in the House about it until the death of the Litunga a fortnight ago made it certain that nothing which I said would damage his position. It happened that in a professional capacity I negotiated the Barotseland Agreement on behalf——

It being Seven o'clock, the Proceedings cm the Motion lapsed, pursuant to Standing Order No. 5 (Precedence of Government business).