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South Africa

Volume 122: debated on Tuesday 10 November 1987

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To ask the Prime Minister if, in the light of her statement at the Commonwealth conference in Vancouver on 17 October that she would not invest in South Africa, she proposes to give the same advice to British companies and citizens; and if she will make a statement.

In the interview to which the hon. Member refers I distinguished between acts of Government and the judgment of the market place. As my hon. Friend the Minister for Trade explained in answer to the hon. Member's question on 23 July 1987, at columns 305–7, the Government have fulfilled their commitment on new investment in South Africa by the introduction of a voluntary ban.