• Short Summary

    THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR WINSTON FIELD, RETURNED TO SALISBURY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FROM HIS TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS IN LONDON - THE POSITION OF HIS COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE STILL UNCERTAIN.

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    THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR WINSTON FIELD, RETURNED TO SALISBURY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FROM HIS TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS IN LONDON - THE POSITION OF HIS COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE STILL UNCERTAIN.

    AFTER GREETING MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET WHO WERE AT THE AIRPORT TO GREET HIM AND OFFER CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS 59TH BIRTHDAY, MR FIELD HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE.HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WAS NOT PREPARED TO INCREASE AFRICAN REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT "AS A PRICE FOR INDEPENDENCE."
    MR FIELD SAID HE HAD NOT GOT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S AGREEMENT TO SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S INDEPENDENCE BUT "AT LEAST WE HAVE GIVEN NOTHING AWAY ON THIS OCCASION." HE ADDED HE HAD NOW SOME IDEA OF WHAT BRITAIN REQUIRED TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM TO AGREE TO SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S INDEPENDENCE BUT HE REFUSED TO SAY WHAT THE SUGGESTIONS WERE.HE WOULD BE DISCUSSING THE MATTER WITH HIS CABINET.HE COULD NOT SAY WHEN A DECISION WOULD BE REACHED ON SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S ATTENDANCE AT THE PROPOSED CONFERENCE AT VICTORIA FALLS WHERE THE BREAK UP OF THE RHODESIAN FEDERATION WOULD BE DISCUSSED.

    (BRITAIN HAS REJECTED AN INQUIRY BY U THANT, UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, ON SOUTHERN RHODESIA.SIR PATRICK DEAN, BRITISH REPRESENTATIVE SAID THAT BRITAIN CANNOT INTERVENE CONSTITUTIONALLY THERE BECAUSE THE COLONY IS SELF-GOVERNING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8504UUH4BUDW92W3OT25U3FXO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8504UUH4BUDW92W3OT25U3FXO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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