HC Deb 28 February 1966 vol 725 cc173-4W
45. Mr. Boston

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what official representations have been made to the Republic of South Africa about supplies of oil going from there to Rhodesia; and what reply was received.

Mr. George Thomson

Her Majesty's Ambassador in South Africa has expressed our serious concern to the South African Government about the movement of petrol, oil and lubricants from South Africa to Rhodesia. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister spoke similarly to the South African Ambassador in London on 19th February. The South African Government have reaffirmed their policy of not participating in boycotts.