§ 61. Mr. Dugdale
asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement on the talks held by the Secretary of State recently with a deputation of Africans from Southern Rhodesia.
§ Mr. R. Thompson
On 28th April, my noble Friend received a deputation from the National Democratic Party of Southern Rhodesia, who gave him a memorandum of their views. He undertook to consider it and said that, as the Prime Minister had already said in the House of Commons on 18th February, in the event of any change being made in the Constitution of Southern Rhodesia, the interest of Africans would, of course, be given full weight.