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Sovereign Base Areas, Cyprus

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 5 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Air what alterations have been made to the establishment of the Air Ministry to deal with its civilian responsibilities in the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus; and what has been the cost of these to date.

Five posts were created in the Air Ministry in 1960 for this purpose but in January, 1961, they were reduced to four, one of which is part-time. The total cost to date is about £10,000.The day-to-day administration of the Sovereign Base Areas is the responsibility of a civilian staff in Cyprus. Details of this staff are shown in Vote 9, Subhead T, of the Air Estimates for 1961–62.