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Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to (a) the Government of Turkey, (b) the Government of Cyprus and (c) the administration in Northern Cyprus on improving communications across the Green Line in respect of (a) the routing of and (b) charges for mobile telephone and internet services. (293700)

It is clear that the separate telecommunications systems that exist on either side of the Green Line inhibit cost-effective communication between north and south. The Government would welcome any initiatives that would enhance communication between the two communities. We continue to discuss this issue and possible confidence building measures with both communities.