HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c144W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what conditions have to be fulfilled before he will allow his officials to meet members of the African National Congress.

Mrs. Chalker

The Commonwealth accord called for a suspension of violence in South Africa. Clearly the African National Congress support for such a move would help to promote dialogue within South Africa and with those outside, including ourselves, who seek a peaceful political solution to South Africa's problems.