HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c432

Sir Ian Gilmour, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nigel Lawson and Mr. Richard Luce, presented a Bill to provide for the grant of a constitution for Zimbabwe to come into effect on the attainment by Southern Rhodesia, under any Act hereafter passed for that purpose, of fully responsible status as a Republic under the name of Zimbabwe, and to make other provision with respect to Southern Rhodesia: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 72].