HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 cc392-3W
Mr. Marland

asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed that gifts should be presented to the Government and to the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe to mark the attainment of independence.

The Prime Minister

The House will, I feel sure, wish to send congratulations to Zimbabwe on its attainment of independence, along with best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of that country. Her Majesty's Government will propose that this House should offer a gift of a parliamentary character to the House of Assembly. Her Majesty's Government for their part will also offer a suitable gift to the Government of Zimbabwe to mark the occasion.