HC Deb 01 March 1966 vol 725 c266W
Q23. Mr. Wise

asked the Prime Minister what form of majority government responsible to what sort of electorate, and sufficiently qualified in education and knowledge of affairs, Her Majesty's Government wish to bring about in Rhodesia; and what guarantees are proposed to avoid the risks of such a Government falling by revolution, or being taken over by one party caucus, or military rule.

The Prime Minister

I have repeatedly said that majority rule in Rhodesia is dependent upon African advancement and achievement. In considering the course of constitutional development in Rhodesia the problems mentioned by the hon. Member will of course be borne in mind. No one will wish to see a repetition of recent events in Rhodesia whereby a party caucus, without any legal or electoral authority, usurped the powers of government.

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