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Cyprus And Greece (British Property)

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the estimated cost of the damage to the British Embassy and the British Council offices in Cyprus and in Greece; and what offers of compensaton have been received.

The provisional estimate of the cost of repairing the damage to the British Embassy in Athens is not less than £30,000. The damage to the British Consulate and the British Council offices in Nicosia is still being assessed. Her Majesty's Government have expressly reserved the right to claim full compensation from the Governments of Cyprus and Greece. The Greek authorities have indicated that they will pay for the damage. No reply on this point has yet been received in London from the Cyprus Government.