§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will withhold recognition from any Government of the People's Republic of South Yemen until the release of all members of the former Federal Government now held in custody; and if he will specify the measures of protection he intends to give to British subjects whose contractual relationships with Arab citizens formerly servants of the State expose the British subjects to retaliatory measures.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
The Answer to the first part of the Question is "No". We have decided to recognise the new State immediately on independence and to enter into normal relations with it.
As to the second part, the National Liberation Front have repeated their public assurance that the new Government wishes to protect and encourage the foreign community. The communiqué issued on 29th November records this.