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Cyprus: Military Bases

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of land in the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia is given over the private ownership for the purposes of agriculture. (252912)

The Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) of Akrotiri and Dhekelia cover an area of around 98 square miles. Approximately 60 per cent. of this land is privately owned. This land may be utilised by owners as they see fit within the applicable Law.

The functions of government relating to the administration and regulation of agricultural activities, as well as land registration are delegated to the Government of the Republic of Cyprus who would hold the data. The SBA Administration does not hold the information requested and it could be provided only at disproportionate cost.