1957: Macmillan to embark on tour of Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and Ceylon

1957: LONDON: The Prime Minister has been invited by the Prime Ministers of Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and Ceylon to visit their countries at the beginning of next year.

Mr. Macmillan has accepted these invitations with the greatest pleasure. “The Prime Minister, who will be accompanied by Lady Dorothy Macmillan, will leave London about January 7 for India. Thereafter, he will visit Pakistan from January 12-18. Ceylon from January 16-18, New Zealand from January 20—28 and Australia from January 28— February 11,” an announcement said.

This will be the first visit by a British Prime Minister, while holding that office, to any of the five countries named.

Lord Attlee went to India both before and after he was Prime Minister, but not during his term of office in Downing Street.