HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 c300W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs which countries are at present breaking the sanctions against the illegal Rhodesian régime, and in respect of which commodities.

Mr. Bottomley

Accurate figures cannot be given because of Rhodesian censorship of trade statistics. The countries chiefly concerned, however, are South Africa and Portugal (neither of which is co-operating in economic sanctions against Rhodesia) and Zambia, Malawi to which special considerations apply. In the case of the two last mentioned countries, we are in touch with them about the possibility of further reducing their trade with Rhodesia.

No other countries are continuing to trade with Rhodesia on any significant scale.

Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what further steps he proposes to take to increase the effectiveness of sanctions against the Smith régime in Rhodesia.

Mr. Bottomley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given this afternoon by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, to which I have nothing to add.

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