Q14. Mr. Francis
Noel-Baker asked the Prime Minister which aspects of British policy and which British interests in Aden and South Arabia will be the responsibility of the Commonwealth Office, the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence, or of any other Department, respectively, following the British withdrawal.
§ The Prime Minister
Since the People's Republic of Southern Yemen is a fully independent state outside the Commonwealth, responsibility for British relations with it is naturally a matter for the Foreign Office. Other Departments are of course consulted as necessary.