HC Deb 28 February 1966 vol 725 c173W
44. Mr. Boston

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been made to the United States Government by Her Majesty's Government about the opening of the Rhodesian Information Office in Washington; and what reply was received.

Mr. George Thomson

We have expressed to the United States Government our concern at the opening of this office in Washington. The latter have explained that they have no legal power to close it. At the same time they have made it clear in a public statement that the fact that here are these legal obstacles in no way implies that the United States Government recognise the régime about which the Office purports to provide information or approve of its activities.

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