§ 5. Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects in Rhodesia are to be charged with high treason or other crimes against the Queen.
§ Mr. Luard
As my right hon. Friend then Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, told the right hon. Member in answer to his Question on 8th April, if individuals against whom there is evidence of a criminal offence in Rhodesia came within the jurisdicton of the courts of this country, it would be for my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General to consider whether criminal proceedings should be instituted.
§ 7. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what study he has made of CIA involvement in recruiting 110W mercenary soldiers to support the rebel Government in Rhodesia; and if he will now take steps to reduce this flow of mercenaries.
§ Mr. Luard
I have no evidence of any CIA involvement in the recruitment of mercenaries on behalf of the illegal regime in Rhodesia. As my right hon. Friend informed my hon. Friend on 18th March, a report is awaited from Lord Diplock's committee on the general question of the recruitment of mercenaries from this country.