asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reply Her Majesty's Government have received from the Turkish Government in reply to their representations on behalf of Greek Cypriot refugees prevented from returning to their homes.
Diplomatic exchanges between Her Majesty's Government and the Turkish Government on the question of Greek Cypriot refugees and related matters are continuing.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received from British residents in Cyprus about their present position; and what action is being taken to safeguard their homes from looting and seizure in the Turkish-held area.
The High Commission is in constant touch with British residents in Cyprus, both direct and through the United Kingdom Citizens Association. The protection of British property is the responsibility of the local authorities. We do not regard the situation in the Turkish-held areas as satisfactory and we have made repeated representations to the Turkish authorities.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the present state of negotiations regarding Cyprus, with special regard to the United Kingdom obligations under the Treaty of Guarantee 1960.
I have nothing to add to the reply I gave my hon. Friend on 22nd January.—[Vol. 884, c. 350.]—and my reply of 21st January.—[Vol. 884, c. 315.]