§ Colonel Burton
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (1) whether he has yet received the resolution of the Southern Rhodesian Parliament favouring the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia; and, if so, whether such resolution has been considered and what recommendation or action has been taken in relation thereto;
(2) whether the question of amalgamation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia has been or will be discussed at the Imperial Conference during the present visit of the Premier of Southern Rhodesia; and, if such discussion has taken place, whether he is in a position to make a statement on the subject?
Mr. M. MacDonald
The Resolution of the Southern Rhodesia Legislative Assembly was forwarded to me last year. The substance of the answer returned to it was given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies in a reply to the hon. Member for Romford (Mr. Parker) on 17th November last. No discussions on this question have taken place at the Imperial Conference, but as explained by my right hon. Friend in answer to a question on the 2nd June, he and I have had an opportunity of hearing the views of the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia during his present visit to London. I am not at present in a position to add to the answer given on the 2nd June.