§ Q9. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Prime Minister why Her Majesty's Government's official statement of the decision to send the Minister without Portfolio to Salisbury was not made until Friday, 1st November when the illegal Smith régime was able to make an official announcement to this effect on Wednesday, 30th October; and whether, in future, he will see that the House of Commons is informed of such matters before the illegal régime in Rhodesia.
§ The Prime Minister
There was no official announcement in Salisbury prior to my statement to the House on the 1st November.