HC Deb 07 December 1965 vol 722 cc85-6W
Q12. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is responsible for directing and co-ordinating broadcast and other presentations of the Government's policy to the Rhodesian people.

The Prime Minister

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, who in turn has asked my hon. Friend the Minister of State to take day to day control of these matters.

Q15. Sir D. Renton

asked the Prime Minister, if he will arrange for those men under 21 years of age, serving in the Rhodesian Police, who are citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies and who wish to return to their homes in Great Britain but cannot afford to do so to be repatriated at public expense; and whether he will ensure that they, and others in the Rhodesian Police, are not precluded by their service in Rhodesia since the Unilateral Declaration of Independence from joining police forces in this country.

The Prime Minister

Financial help towards repatriation expenses is already available in certain cases and I hope that it will soon be possible to announce details of a wider scheme for financial help to loyal public servants in Rhodesia. There is nothing in law or in policy of Her Majesty's Government to preclude a former member of the police in Rhodesia from applying to join a police force in this country provided he is qualified under the Police Regulations.