• Short Summary

    The British Pearce Commission, currently testing reaction to the Anglo-Rhodesian independence settlement proposals in townships near Salisbury, is continuing its work despite Monday's (28 February) decision to call off a nation-wide public opinion poll as the final stage of its two-month inquiry.

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    The British Pearce Commission, currently testing reaction to the Anglo-Rhodesian independence settlement proposals in townships near Salisbury, is continuing its work despite Monday's (28 February) decision to call off a nation-wide public opinion poll as the final stage of its two-month inquiry.

    A Commission spokesman declined to give specific reasons for abandoning the survey -- a project which had the particular backing of Lord Harlech, one of the Commission's Deputy Chairman -- and said they would be set out when the Commission presents its final report, expected to be in April.

    While the Commission's work was continuing on Tuesday (29 February), the Rhodesian parliament was hearing motions from Centre Party members trying to introduce a censure on the Cabinet for refusing to recall parliament earlier this year to debate the terms of the settlement proposals. The Government also came under attack for its actions since the proposals were announced. Prime Minister Ian Smith was not present at Tuesday's sitting -- he was in South Africa for talks with his opposite number John Vorster.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GJ2SWMHR9OPMET8FBO7VOKFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GJ2SWMHR9OPMET8FBO7VOKFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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