HL Deb 26 July 1979 vol 401 c2140WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will give a comprehensive reply to the legal reasonings of the Marquess of Salisbury in his speech in the House of Tuesday, 10th July.


Section 1 of the Southern Rhodesia Act 1965 declared that Southern Rhodesia continues to be part of Her Majesty's dominions, and that the Government and Parliament of the United Kingdom have responsibility and jurisdiction in respect of it. That provision determines the basis for Her Majesty's Government's actions. The continuing responsibility of the United Kingdom for Southern Rhodesia has been reaffirmed by the international community in the United Nations.