HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c529W
49. Mrs. Beckett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the visit of the South African ambassador to the Foreign Office on 25 February.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

My hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands (Mr. Rifkind) discussed with the South African ambassador recent developments in South Africa. He made clear that we welcomed recent positive developments but were concerned at the arrest of United Democratic Front leaders and in particular that four UDF supporters were detained without charge.

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