HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c269W
Q14. Mr. Peart

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement following his official meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia.

The Prime Minister

I was very glad to welcome Mr. Whitlam here as Prime Minister of Australia. I had a meeting with him for two hours on 24th April and later entertained him to dinner at No. 10 Downing Street. We reviewed the world situation and also discussed the constitutional implications of the possible abolition of the right of appeal to the Privy Council from Australian State courts. We agreed that the Australian Solicitor-General and my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General should explore the matter further.