HC Deb 19 January 1967 vol 739 cc125-6W
Q13. Mr. Archer

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the United Nations Organisation decision on Rhodesia and future United Nations action.

The Prime Minister

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answers to Questions on this subject which I gave on 20th December last—[Vol. 738, cols. 1175–1183]—and to those which my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State gave last Tuesday.— [Vol. 739, cols. 24–28.]

Q15. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Prime Minister whether his offer of negotiations for a return in Rhodesia to the 1961 Constitution assumed continued adherence to the established convention, referred to in the introduction to Command Paper No. 1399, that Parliament at Westminster does not legislate for Southern Rhodesia on matters within the competence of the Legislative Assembly of Southern Rhodesia, except with the agreement of the Southern Rhodesia Government.

The Prime Minister

Yes. As I made clear in the House on 20th December last, it is open to any legal Government in Rhodesia to negotiate with us for a return to the 1961 Constitution and thereby for the full restoration of self-government on the basis previously enjoyed by Rhodesia. From that point there could be negotiations about any desirable changes in that Constitution.

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