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Cyprus

Volume 888: debated on Friday 14 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of discussions with the Turkish authorities regarding compensation for loss or damage suffered by United Kingdom citizens in Cyprus ; and what information and assistance Her Majesty's Government have arranged for these citizens.

The Turkish Government have not so far responded to representations made on 29th January. My right hon. Friend has accordingly instructed Her Majesty's Ambassador at Ankara to inquire further about the establishment of compensation procedures. The British High Commission in Nicosia meanwhile maintains close contact with the United Kingdom Citizens Association on the island and continues to do what is possible to assist British subjects there.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will now consider abrogating the United Kingdom's guarantee of the integrity and sovereignty of Cyprus in view of the continuing political problems there.