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Commonwealth Prime Minister's Conference

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Prime Minister whether, during Lord Thomson's recent Commonwealth tour to discuss the arrangements for the forthcoming conference in London, he discussed with the Governments of the countries he visited the question of President Field Marshal Idi Amin's attendance at the conference; and whether it was generally agreed that he should not attend, having regard to the state of affairs in Uganda under his rule.

The purpose of Lord Thomson's tour was to discuss the important subjects likely to be on the agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. But he also discussed the question of President Amin's possible attendance at the conference. The detailed contents of the discussions with Commonwealth Heads of Government must remain confidential.