HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 cc47-8W
17. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs if, in view of the decision of Her Majesty's Government to step up sanctions against the illegal Rhodesian régime, he will now prevent the British Lions rugby team entering the colony of Rhodesia.

Mr. Whitlock

As the House knows, the British Lions Rugby Team have already started their South African tour. Both my hon. Friend the Minister with special responsibilities for sport, and the Commonwealth Office urged them before their departure not to include Rhodesia in the tour. We have, however, no power to prevent them from travelling to Rhodesia if they are determined to do so.