HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c20
17. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his recent talks with representatives of the South African Government.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

I have nothing to add to what I told the hon. Gentleman (Mr. William Hamilton) on 6th July.—[Vol. 803, c. 2.]

Mr. Hamilton

The right hon. Gentleman told me nothing that day. Will he now say why he felt it important that the first Foreign Minister in the world that he should talk to after the General Election was the South African Foreign Minister, and whether he discussed anything other than arms sales to South Africa?

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

I am quite capable of saying nothing again to the hon. Gentleman, but I will tell him that the reason I saw the South African Foreign Minister was that he happened to be in London and asked to see me.

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