British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith on Monday (November 22) completed another round of talks.
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SV Home leaves cathedral and drives away (4 shots)
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CU Le Quesne along gangway (4 shots)
SV Heath out car and into No. 10
SV Cabinet Ministers enter No. 10 (2 shots)
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Background: British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith on Monday (November 22) completed another round of talks. No solution was reached and the talks were scheduled to continue on Tuesday (November 23).
Meantime, two members of the British negotiating team have returned to London to report to the British cabinet on the progress of the negotiations. One of the team members, Mr. Martin Le Quesne arrived in London on Monday (November 22) and conferred with Prime Minister, Edward Heath at Downing Street. The other member of the team, Attorney-General Sir Peter Rawlinson, was due to report to the British Cabinet on Tuesday (November 23). In Salisbury on Sunday, Sir Alec, took a break from the talks to attend a multi-racial service in Salisbury's Anglican Cathedral.
SYNOPSIS: A weekend break in the Salisbury round of talks on the Rhodesian independence issue provided the opportunity on Sunday for british Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home to attend a multi-racial service in Salisbury's Anglican Cathedral.
At this church, as in others through Rhodesia, special prayers were offered for the success of the negotiations. On Monday, the talks between Sir Alec and Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith, resumed again in earnest. Meantime, two members of he British team have left for home to report to the British Cabinet on the progress of the negotiations.
One of them, Mr. Martin Le Quesne, arrived in London Monday morning. Mr. Le Quesne, who evaded reporters questions at London airport, arrived too late for Monday's Cabinet meeting. But he had a private meeting with Prime Minister, Edward Heath at Downing Street, later in the morning. Attorney-General, Sir Peter Rawlinson, was due to arrive in London to address the Cabinet, on Tuesday morning.
Monday's Cabinet meeting on the Rhodesian settlement negotiations lasted only twenty minutes. Sir Alec had already sent a written report on the progress of the talks. Later in the House of Commons, Members of Parliament were told there would be a full statement only when Sire Alec returned to London.