HC Deb 01 February 1962 vol 652 cc106-7W
48. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement on his discussions with Mr. Nkomo, the leader of the banned National Democratic Party, regarding the situation in Southern Rhodesia; and if he intends to take steps to suspend the coming into force of the new constitution, as requested by Mr. Nkomo.

Mr. Sandys

Mr. Nkomo called on me in Dar-es-Salaam on 10th December. He expressed his concern at the decision of the Southern Rhodesia Government to ban the National Democratic Party and urged the British Government to intervene. I explained that this was a matter for the Southern Rhodesia Government and advised him to address any representations to them. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No."

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