HC Deb 26 April 1971 vol 816 c19W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give an assurance that no part of the defence aid given to Zambia in recent years has been used to train so-called freedom fighters for operations against Rhodesia.

Mr. Kershaw

The defence aid grant given to Zambia has been used for the purchase of defence equipment from the United Kingdom for use by the Zambian forces. I have no reason to suppose that the equipment so obtained has been used for the purpose my hon. Friend suggests.