HC Deb 09 February 1970 vol 795 cc258-9W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what revision of the Simonstown Agreement with South Africa is planned in 1970; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Foley

The "Simonstown Agreement" in fact comprises three separate agreements: on the transfer of the Simonstown base, the naval command structure and the defence of the sea routes around Southern Africa. None of these contains any provision for revision and no revision is planned for 1970.