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British Lions (South African Tour)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Prime Minister whether any Government action, comparable to that taken in respect of British athletes who intended to take part in the Olympic Games, will be taken in respect of players in the British Lions team who propose to tour South Africa.

The Government are taking the same line over the proposed tour of South Africa as we are over the Moscow Olympics. On both we have sought to advise and persuade the respective governing bodies against accepting their invitations.