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Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he proposes to take to ensure that free political activity is allowed in Rhodesia, and to enable African leaders to meet freely with all the people of Rhodesia.

We have urged both sides in Rhodesia to carry out the terms of the agreements reached in Lusaka in December. Mr. Ian Smith said in a broadcast on Rhodesian radio on 12th December, that these included the release of the African leaders and their followers from detention and restriction, and freedom for them to

"engage in normal activity in terms of the laws applicable to all Rhodesians."