HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 cc136-7W
Mr. Judd

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether he has undertaken contingency planning in consultation with Commonwealth Governments for a programme of reconstruction and social economic development in Rhodesia following mandatory sanctions under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Mr. Oram

In accordance with the decision made at the meeting of Commonwealth Prime Ministers at Lagos in January, 1966, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat convened a Committee of representatives of Commonwealth Governments to consider in detail projects of aid for Rhodesia.

This resulted in the setting up of the Special Commonwealth Scheme for the education of Rhodesian Africans outside Rhodesia, with which the British Government has been actively concerned.