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Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list in the Official Report the sanctions imposed by virtue of the Southern Rhodesia Act 1965 which have now expired and the sanctions which still remain in force under any enactment or as a result of ministerial obligations entered into.

The sanctions orders which lapsed when section 2 of the Southern Rhodesia Act 1965 expired were:The Southern Rhodesia (Property in Passports) Order 1965;The Reserve Bank of Rhodesia Orders 1965 and 1967;The Southern Rhodesia (Bank Assets) Order 1965;The Southern Rhodesia (United Nations Sanctions) (No. 2) Order 1968;The Southern Rhodesia (Immigration Act 1971) Order 1972;The Southern Rhodesia (United Nations Sanctions) Order 1977.Sanctions which remain in force under other legislation are:

  • (a) the prohibition on the import of Rhodesian goods into the United Kingdom and the export from the United Kingdom of goods destined for Rhodesia, applied by the general licensing system operated under subordinate legislation made under the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939;
  • (b) the prohibition on financial transfers (except for payments on humanitarian grounds) from the United Kingdom to Rhodesia, made under the remaining provisions of the Exchange Control Act 1946;
  • (c) travel and passport restrictions imposed on non pa trials under the terms of Mr. George Thomson's statement to Parliament of 27 June 1968;
  • (d) directions under Emergency Laws (Reenactments and Repeals) Act 1964: which places a control on gold and Treasury bills in relation to the administration in Southern Rhodesia or any person resident in Southern Rhodesia;
  • (e) orders under the United Nations Act 1946: imposing sanctions measures in the law of United Kingdom dependencies.