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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal when the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs intends to visit Cyprus; and how many Ministers from his Department have visited Cyprus since May 1979.

My right hon. and noble Friend has no plans to do so but I hope to visit Cyprus in April.


asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the situation in Cyprus.

The Government welcome the fact that there have been some indications from Nicosia of progress towards resumption of intercommunal talks. We have made it clear to the United Nations Secretary-General and to the parties that we stand ready, together with our partners, to help in any way that they would find useful.


asked the Lord Privy Seal if he has yet decided upon the date for his visit to Cyprus.