§ Mr. Wellbeloved
asked the Prime Minister whether any change is proposed in the allocation of responsibility within the Government for dealing with South Arabian affairs.
§ The Prime Minister
I have decided that the responsibility in London for dealing with the affairs of South Arabia should be transferred from my right hon. Friend the Colonial Secretary to my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary with effect from 1st May, 1966. This change is being made with the agreement of the Government of the Federation of South Arabia, in accordance with our declared policy that South Arabia shall attain complete independence by 1968.