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Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what further initiatives the United Kingdom now intends to make following the recent report of Dr. Waldheim to the United Nations about the prospects for a settlement in Cyprus.

The Government continue to regard intercommunal negotiations under Dr. Waldheim's auspices as offering the best hope for progress towards a settlement. We continue to give full support to United Nations efforts to reconvene the talks, and do not think it appropriate to take any initiative that would risk cutting across those efforts.