§ Mr. Dunlop
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in the light of the liaison between the Provisional IRA and Mr. Mugabe, if he will take account of such associations when deciding future policy on Rhodesia; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rowlands
My right hon. Friend is not aware of any such liaison. He has always made it clear that he regards the leaders of the Rhodesian nationalist movements as nationalists first and foremost, whose aim is to bring Rhodesia to independence with majority rule. He has also made it clear that he deplores violence, by whichever side it is committed.