HC Deb 06 May 1968 vol 764 cc23-4W
64. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government, and to whom, in order to prevent Mr. Larry Farren, a South African amateur boxing champion, from taking part in the Police Boxing Championships at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday, 6th May; and why these representations have been made.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

My right hon. Friend asked the Metropolitan Police Athletic Association Boxing Committee to withdraw the invitation to Mr. Farren because it is the Government's view that it would be inappropriate for bodies connected with official organisations in this country to maintain relations with representatives of official organisations in Rhodesia.