• Short Summary

    BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON TODAY (MONDAY) PRESIDENT FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF ??? CABINET,?

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    GV EXTERIOR NO. 10 DOWNING STREET
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    2.
    SV BARBARA CASTLE (MINISTER OF TRANSPORT) ARRIVES
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    3.
    SV RICHARD CROSSMAN (LORD PRESIDENT) ARRIVES
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    4.
    SV ANTHONY GREENWOOD (MINISTER OF HOUSING) ARRIVES
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    5.
    SV RAY GUNTER (MINISTER OF LABOUR) ARRIVES
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    6.
    SV PATRICK GORDON WALKER (SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION) ARRIVES
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    7.
    SV RICHARD MARSH (MINISTER OF POWER) ARRIVES
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    8.
    SV ANTHONY CROSLAND (PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRADE)
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    9.
    SV GEORGE BROWN (FOREIGN SECRETARY) ARRIVES
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    10.
    SV DENIS HEALEY (MINISTER OF DEFENCE) ARRIVES
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON TODAY (MONDAY) PRESIDENT FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF ??? CABINET, REPORTED TO BE DEEPLY SPLIT OVER HIS HANDLING OF SOUTH AFRICA'S REQUEST TO BUY ARMS.

    POLITICAL OBSERVERS BELIEVED MR WILSON WOULD FIND A FORMULA TO MINIMISE THE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE CABINET BEFORE ADDRESSING PARLIAMENT THIS AFTERNOON. THE CABINET WAS STILL IN SESSION AT 1300 HRS (GMT) TODAY.

    THE PRIME MINISTER WAS EXPECTED TO TELL THE HOUSE THAT THE LABOUR ADMINISTRATION WOULD STICK BY THE BAN ON ARMS SALES TO SOUTH AFRICAN WHICH HE ANNOUNCED THREE YEARS AGO.

    IT WAS CONSIDERED LIKELY THAT MR WILSON WOULD ADMIT THAT THE ARMS BAN WOULD HAVE TO BE REVIEWED AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT'S OVERALL POST-DEVALUATION ECONOMIC SURVEY NEXT MONTH - AND ALSO TO WARN THAT, IT ANY EVENT, ORDERS LOST TO BRITAIN BY MAINTAINING THE ARMS BAN MIGHT HAVE TO BE PAID FOR BY SOCIAL SERVICE CUTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CI3OBZLHNPYTHAYL46O0629X
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CI3OBZLHNPYTHAYL46O0629X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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