HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 c47W
33. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what communications, in addition to a request for British troops and aid in restoring or maintaining order in Zanzibar, he has received from the Zanzibar Government regarding the causes of recent conflict and the restoration of an orderly and peaceful interracial relationship in Zanzibar.

Mr. Sandys

As I made clear in my statement to the House on Tuesday, Her Majesty's Government were not asked by the Government of Zanzibar to send British forces for the purpose of restoring order, but for the purpose of protecting British lives and property. Nor have we, of course, been asked to cooperate in an examination of the causes of the recent events.

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