HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 cc480-1W
Q7. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Prime Minister how many years of indirect government will be necessary after the end of the Smith régime in Rhodesia, before government by universal suffrage will be possible; what agreements he has reached with which African leaders about this period of waiting; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

As I said in my statement of 25th January, the attainment of majority rule will depend upon African achievement in co-operation and harmonious working of the constitution. I made this perfectly clear both to Mr. Smith and his colleagues and to the African leaders when I was in Salisbury last October, and in public statements.

Q25. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that broadcasts made to Rhodesia in the British Broadcasting Corporation's overseas service by the Zambia Broadcasting Company contain appeals to the inhabitants of Rhodesia to commit sabotage and murder, and to incite listeners to civil war; and if he will stop these broadcasts.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answers given earlier today by my right hon. Friend the Commonwealth Secretary to similar Questions by the hon. Members for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) and Totnes (Mr. Mawby).

Mr. Wall

asked the Prime Minister what reply he has made to the protest about the Government's Rhodesian policy sent to him by the African trade union leader, Mr. J. Rice.

The Prime Minister

Mr. Rice's letter has been acknowledged.

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