HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 cc250-1W
Q11. Mr. Thorpe

asked the Prime Minister whether, before coming to a decision on the supply of arms to South Africa, he has taken account of the fact that armed South African nationals are stationed in Southern Rhodesia and actively supporting a rebellion against the Crown.

The Prime Minister

We have made clear to the South African Government our objections to the stationing of South African police in Rhodesia. This is, however, a separate matter from the supply of maritime arms under the Simonstown Agreements.

Q12. Mr. Molloy

asked the Prime Minister what recent communications he has received from other Heads of Governments and from British organisations concerning the possible sale of arms to South Africa.

The Prime Minister

In the period since my return from the Commonwealth Conference I have received no communications from Heads of Government about this issue. A limited number of communications has been received from British organisations.

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