HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc577-8W
Mr. McElhone

asked the Lord Privy Seal why Bishop Lamont of Umtali has not been allowed to remain in Rhodesia despite the assurances given to him by the Foreign Office before returning there.

Mr. Luce

Bishop Lamont was told by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that there would be no obstacle to his returning to Rhodesia. On his return he was given an entry permit valid until early February. It was made clear to him that an extension would be granted enabling him to remain for the duration of the Governor's administration. However, Bishop Lamont declined to apply for this extension and decided to leave Rhodesia. The choice was entirely his own.

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