HC Deb 12 December 1963 vol 686 cc118-9W
76. Mr. Thorpe

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what arrangements have been made for the future of the Central Africa Federal Air Force on the dissolution of the Federation; who will be responsible for its control and expenditure; and whether the Northern Rhodesian Government has expressed agreement with the arrangements.

Mr. Hornby

Certain aircraft will be scrapped or sold. The remainder will be allocated to Southern and Northern Rhodesia in accordance with arrangements agreed between the Governments of the three territories. The cost will be borne by the territorial government concerned. In the case of Northern Rhodesia, control will be exercised by the British Government. In Southern Rhodesia, the control of internal operations will rest with the Territorial Government, while responsibility for authorising any operations outside Southern Rhodesia will remain with the British Government.

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