HC Deb 22 June 1964 vol 697 cc20-1W
64. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why, in the June issue of the Foreign Office list of Diplomatic Representatives, Southern Rhodesia is put down as an independent country.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The names of the High Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia and his staff in London have been included in the London Diplomatic List because they enjoy diplomatic privilege by virtue of the Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland) Act of 1952.

Inclusion in this List has no constitutional significance.

Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why Southern Rhodesia is included in the Foreign Office London Diplomatic List of accredited diplomatists of foreign and independent Commonwealth Governments.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer which I gave today to the right hon. Gentleman, the Member for Middlesbrough, East (Mr. Bottomley).