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    THE FEDERAL RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR ROY WELENSKY, LAST MONDAY NIGHT MADE HIS FIRST POLICY STATEMENT SINCE THE VISIT EARLIER THIS YEAR OF MR BUTLER, BRITAIN'S MINISTER FOR CENTRAL AFRICAN AFFAIRS.

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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1): SIR ROY WELENSKY: "IT IS THE CONSIDERED VIEW OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT FROM JULY 1, 1963, THE TAXPAYERS OF THE TWO RHODESIAS SHOULD NO LONGER BE CALLED UPON TO BEAR ANY OF THE COST OF MAINTAINING SERVICES IN NYASALAND IN EXCESS OF THAT TERRITORY'S CONTRIBUTION TO FEDERAL REVENUE. "I HAVE CONVEYED THIS VIEW TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT IT IS NEITHER REASONABLE NOR JUST TO EXPECT RHODESIAN TAXPAYERS TO CONTINUE TO SUBSIDISE NYASALAND AFTER JUNE 30. "MR BUTLER HAS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS GIVEN HIGH PRAISE, AND I AM SURE IT IS WELL DESERVED, TO THE REALISM OF DR BANDA AND HIS MALAWI MINISTERS IN REGARD TO THE IMPOSITION OF TAXATION IN NYASALAND. INDEED I HAVE GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE THAT DR BANDA DOES NOT EXPECT RHODESIAN TAXPAYERS TO SUBSIDISE NYASALAND, NOR WOULD HE WELCOME CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS SOURCE AFTER JUNE 30. IN ANY EVENT THE DECISION TO ALLOW NYASALAND TO SECEDE WAS MADE NOT LATER THAN THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER, AND SO BY THE END OF EIGHT MONTHS IN WHICH TO ARRANGE THE NECESSARY FINANCIAL PROVISION. THEY CALLED THE TUNE, AND IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE THAT THEY, IN PLACE OF RHODESIAN TAXPAYERS, SHOULD HELP DR BANDA PLAY THE PIPER. THE PAYMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERABLE; SOMETHING IN EXCESS OF FIVE MILLION POUNDS A YEAR IF THE PRESENT RATE OF SERVICES IS TO BE MAINTAINED."



    SIR ROY THEN WENT TO SPEAK ABOUT HIS DETERMINATION TO PRESERVE THE FEDERATION.



    "I NOW TURN TO THE WIDER ISSUE OF THE FUTURE OF THE TWO RHODESIAS. FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF DECEMBER 19 MANY PEOPLE, AND MANY NEWSPAPER EDITORS HAVE JUMPED TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE FEDERATION OF THE THREE TERRITORIES IS ABOUT TO BE DISINTEGRATED COMPLETELY. ALL TOO MANY PEOPLE SEEM READY TO ASSUME THAT BRITAIN INTENDS TO PROCEED WITH THE SEPARATION OF THE TWO RHODESIAS AS SOON AS THE SEPARATION OF NYASALAND HAS BEEN EFFECTED, IF NOT BEFORE THAT EVENT, AND THAT THE PEOPLE OF RHODESIA WILL MEEKLY ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. "AS A RHODESIAN AND AS PRIME MINISTER OF THE FEDERATION I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT I HAVE MADE NO SUCH ASSUMPTION. WHAT IS MORE I AM DETERMINED TO DEVOTE ALL MY ENERGIES AND EFFORTS TO ENSURING THAT THE RHODESIAS WILL REMAIN LINKED TOGETHER AS A CONSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL ENTITY."


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    CU. SIR ROY WELENSKY SOF STARTS "IT IS THE CONSIDERED VIEW...." SOF ENDS".. POLITICAL ENTITY.
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    Background: THE FEDERAL RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR ROY WELENSKY, LAST MONDAY NIGHT MADE HIS FIRST POLICY STATEMENT SINCE THE VISIT EARLIER THIS YEAR OF MR BUTLER, BRITAIN'S MINISTER FOR CENTRAL AFRICAN AFFAIRS.IN HIS NATION-WIDE TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST FROM SALISBURY, SIR ROY SAID THAT AFTER JULY 1, RHODESIAN TAXPAYERS WILL NO LONGER CONTINUE TO SUBSIDISE NYASALAND, WHICH IS DUE TO SECEDE FROM THE FEDERATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GGNT7K2N4J8ZPF0G19958XSY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GGNT7K2N4J8ZPF0G19958XSY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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