HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 cc791-2W
Mr. Hugh Dykes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration has been given by his Department to the eventual settlement of existing Rhodesian official debt in any general financial and economic settlement covering Rhodesian independence and the advent of majority rule.

Mr. Healey

I have nothing to add, at this stage, to the White Paper "Rhodesia: Proposals for a Settlement" (Cmnd 6919), which stated that an independent Government of Zimbabwe would inherit the assets and debts of the Government of Southern Rhodesia. It also specified that the Transitional Constitution Order to be made by the United Kingdom Parliament would make it clear, for the avoidance of doubt, that the Government of Southern Rhodesian as set up by the order would be entitled to all the rights, and subject to all the obligations, of the Government of Southern Rhodesia as set up by the 1961 constitution.