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Cyprus (Earthquake Victims)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 15 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many earthquake victims in Cyprus are still living in tents.

Of the 33,000 people originally rendered homeless by the earthquake, approximately 3,000 are still living in tents.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the amount collected from voluntary sources for Cyprus earthquake victims; and how the money has been disbursed.

The amount totals £69,500. Of this, approximately £55,000 is being spent to provide prefabricated buildings for use as community centres: £1,300 has been spent in providing milk for school-children; £1,000 in helping parents affected by the earthquake to pay school fees; and £462 on stoves for heating tents. The balance has not yet been allocated.